§ Mr. JOHNSTON
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the estimated amount of the total moneys to be paid from the Treasury to local authorities in Scotland, as a result of the proposals for the reform of local government in Scotland, for the year 1930–31, distinguishing new contributions from moneys in lieu of existing grants-in-aid?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
It is estimated that the block grants under the Local Government (Scotland) Bill for 1930–31 will amount to £6,172,000. Of this sum £2,050,000 will be the equivalent of discontinued Exchequer grants and the new contributions will be as follow:
£ Equivalent of losses on account of rates 3,372,000 Sum provided in terms of Clause 38 (1) (c) 750,000
In addition the following sums which have hitherto been paid to or for behoof of local authorities from the Local Taxation (Scotland) Account will he provided by Parliament:
£ For Education purposes 546,000 For Police. 220,000 In respect of Burgh Land Tax Relief. 6,000