§ Mr. STURROCK
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether it is in contemplation to issue a statement showing the total cost of operating the Scottish Local Veto Act at the recent pollings; and whether this obligation falls upon imperial or local taxation?
§ Mr. MUNRO
It is in contemplation to issue a statement showing the results of polls, and, if there is any general desire that the statement should include information as to the cost falling upon local authorities, I should be prepared to give favourable consideration to the suggestion. As I have indicated, the cost of operating the Act falls upon local rates.