§ 60. Mr. LOOKER
asked the Minister of Agriculture if the cost of collection of tithes by Queen Anne's Bounty will amount to 10 per cent.; and, if not, what the cost of collection will be?
§ Major Sir HARRY BARNSTON (for Mr. GUINNESS)
I have been asked to reply. As the transfer of ecclesiastical tithe rentcharge to Queen Anne's Bounty under the Tithe Act, 1925, does not take effect until the 31st March, 1927, it is not at present possible for the Bounty to state what the cost of collection will be.
§ Mr. LOOKER
Is there any foundation for the statement which is commonly being circulated among the clergy that these costs will amount to 10 per cent., and that they will only get £90 for each £100?