Sir J. HOPE
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he will give, in the form of that part of Appendix C of the Return of Public Income and Expenditure, 1908, which related to Scotland, the figures for the years 1913–14 and 1919–20 of the charges transferred from local to imperial funds?
Yes, Sir. The figures are as follow:921W
Scotland. 1913–14. 1919–20. PAUPER LUNATICS: £ £ Contribution in aid of maintenance* 3 42 (Repayment). (Repayment). CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS—SCOTLAND: Sheriffs' Accounts and Criminal Prosecutions, etc., in Sheriffs' Courts 12,418 15,970 Procurators Fiscal—Salaries 29,203 39,432 PRISONS, REFORMATORIES, ETC.: Prisons transferred to the Government by 40 and 41 Vict. c. 53 exclusive of the cost of the Prison Commissioners Office, but including cost of County Prisoners confined in Perth General Prison, the cost of removal of Convicts from Local Prisons and the maintenance of State Inebriate Reformatories (net) 95,000 136,000 Inebriate Reformatories Pensions 8,000 12,300 Inebriate Reformatories Stationery 800 750 Contributions to Certified Inebriate Reformatories 953 390 Maintenance of children in Reformatory Schools (net) 11,652 16,004 Maintenance of children in Industrial Schools (net) 52,151 106,323 SHERIFF COURT HOUSES: One half of cost of erecting or improving (exclusive of Grants for Maintenance) 4,016 — DISEASES OF ANIMALS: Grant in aid under 53 and 54 Vict. c. 14, and 57 and 58 Vict. c. 57 5,172 4,908 DESTRUCTIVE INSECTS AND PESTS: Grants to Local Authorities in aid of the provision of Local Officers working under the general supervision of the Board of Agriculture for Scotland for the purposes of the Destructive Insects and Pests Acts, 1877 and 1907 191 150 Total Charged on Votes 289,158 471,583 TOTAL—SCOTLAND 1,454,474 1,754,863 *These charges were transferred from the Exchequer to the Local Taxation Accounts under the Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1889 (52–3 Vict. c. 50).
This statement has been prepared on the same basis as Appendix C. of H.C. 258 of 1908. It does not include the various charges which have been imposed on Imperial Funds since 1908, for example:—
Payments to Police Authorities (£718,619 in 1919–20 to make up Local Taxation Grants to-one-half of this expenditure).
Payments to Local Authorities by the General Board of Control for Scotland.
Grants for Highlands and Islands Medical Service (£42,000) and other new grants from Vote-for Scottish Board of Health.
Payments under the Insurance Acts.
Payments under the Old Age Pension Acts.
Payments through the Road Fund under the Roads Act.
Grants for Education.
Grants towards the cost of Registration of Parliamentary Electors.