§ SIR J. W. MACLURE
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether the Presbyterian clergy in Scotland are relieved front the payment of poor rates and other burdens on their manses and other ecclesiastical buildings.
§ MR. A. GRAHAM MURRAY
Ministers of the Church of Scotland are not liable to poor rate in respect of their manses. I may point out that, as churches do not belong to the ministers, there are no ecclesiastical buildings in the sense of the question other than manses.