Corn Subsidy (Scotland).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education. – in the House of Commons on 23rd March 1922.

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Photo of Mr Robert Munro Mr Robert Munro , Roxburghshire and Selkirkshire

I am aware that in certain cases the amount of the subsidy has, by agreement with the persons concerned, been utilised in reduction of debts due to the Board by them. Where there is no such agreement, payment of the subsidy is being made to persons who are indebted to the Board except in cases where the Board hold decrees of Court against the debtors or otherwise entitled to arrest the subsidy by ordinary process of law. I may add that I am obtaining the opinion of the Law Officers with regard to the rights of the Board in the matter.