HC Deb 01 August 1935 vol 304 cc2880-1W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether the accounts of the Scottish military pageant at Edinburgh in June, 1934, have been closed and audited; whether the Report of the civilian firm of accountants will be published or, alternatively, opened to public inspection; what are the final figures for the income and expenditure of the pageant; and what is the total sum, free of all charges, handed over to the trust for the welfare of the troops, to which fund it was distributed, and what proportion the expenses of the pageant bore to the income?


The accounts of the pageant were closed and audited in August, 1934. No report has been published, but the accounts are open to public inspection. The final figures were: Income £4,744, expenditure £2,320, leaving a sum of £2,424, which was handed over free of all charges to the Scottish Command Trust. The expenses represented 48.9 per cent. of the income.

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