HC Deb 27 July 1971 vol 822 c57W
Mr. William Hamilton

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the income accruing from the Bastardy Fund, Scotland, over each of the last 20 years; what is the nature of the fund; and what are the purposes to which the revenue is put.

Mr. Higgins

There is no such Fund. For at least 80 years publications detailing receipts to the Consolidated Fund have misquoted the title of the Ultimus Haeres Scotland Account by the insertion of the words "and Bastardy Fund". That error will be corrected in the next publication.

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