§ Mr. F. C. THOMSON
asked the Secretary to the Treasury if he is aware that returning officers' expenses in Scotland have not yet been paid, and that all the presiding officers, clerks, and tradesmen employed are still without payment of the sums disbursed by or due to them; and if he will have this grievance immediately remedied?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
I am aware that in two or three instances returning officers' expenses in Scotland have not yet been paid. There is no reason, however, why presiding officers, clerks, or tradesmen should have any grievance, as the returning officer to whom the question relates can apply to the Treasury for an advance to enable him to meet their claims.