HC Deb 16 March 1922 vol 151 cc2393-4W

asked the Secretary for Scotland if, seeing that in Scotland fines for assaults on the police and fines imposed by a Court of Summary Jurisdiction for offences under the Licensing Acts are not being paid into the Police Fund, as is the case in England, with the result that there are fewer contributions to the Police Fund in Scotland than in Eng- land, and the call upon the rates in Scotland is thereby increased, he will take steps to remedy this?


The fines in question are, for the most part, paid into County or Burgh Funds, and are therefore available for the relief of rates. I see no sufficient reason for any alteration of the practice.

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