§ Mr. Mathers
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the cost to public funds of each of the nine polls taken since 1930 under the provisions of the Scottish Temperance Act?
§ Mr. Colville
The approximate cost to local authorities of polls held under the Temperance (Scotland) Act, 1913, during the years 1930 to 1935 was as follows:—
Voting areas in Scotland in which Polls under the Temperance (Scotland) Act, 1913, were taken during the years 1930–35. Area Approximate cost to Local Authority. £ s. d. Burgh of Wick 53 0 0 Burgh of St. Monance 11 9 10 County of Inverness (Parish of Harris) 35 0 0 County of Caithness (Parish of Watten) 24 6 10 County of Renfrew (Parish of Mearns) 67 7 4
The figures are based on returns furnished triennially by local authorities. Similar returns for the period 1935 to 1938 are not yet available.