§ MR. PIRIE (Aberdeen, N.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether, seeing that the total expenditure on the provision of barrack accommodation, excluding maintenance, during the five years 1892–7 was in England £2,295,000, Scotland £35,000, Ireland £581,000, he could state what was the total expenditure respectively in the three countries during the preceding five years 1887–92; also, seeing that the annual average expenditure for that purpose has been in England £460,000, in Ireland £116,000, in Scotland £7,000, he would state what sum is allowed this year to the General Officer commanding North British District for expenditure in Scotland?
§ MR. BRODRICK
The amount allotted for expenditure this year in Scotland on barrack accommodation is £21,000. It will take some little time to check the figures given in the Question for the years 1892–7, and to collect the figures for 1887–92.