§ MR. JAMES BRYCE (Aberdeen, S.)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, whether he can state on what plan there will be allotted to Scotland a grant from the Exchequer which shall secure to that country a sum of money applicable for its benefit equivalent to the contribution which Scottish taxpayers will be required to make to the expenses of education in England under the Education Bill brought in by Her Majesty's Government, that Bill not proposing to confer any educational or other benefit upon Scotland; and, in what form it is intended to bring before the House such equivalent grant?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY
I am sorry again to have to disappoint the right hon. Gentleman, who has, I readily admit, some reason to complain of the long delay which has taken place in answering the Question on the Paper. But I regret to say that I am not yet prepared to make a statement on the subject, and am not even in a position to fix with certainty the date on which I shall be able to make it.