That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to place the public library service provided by local authorities in England and Wales under the superintendence of the Minister of Education and to make new provision for regulating and improving that service and as to the provision and maintenance of museums and art galleries by such authorities, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament of—
I wish to raise a question concerning paragraph (c) of the Money Resolution, which states that
any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of moneys so provided by way of Rate-deficiency Grant or Exchequer Equalisation Grant under the enactments relating to local government in England and Wales or in Scotland.
Recently, I have had a case of a local authority refusing employment to a librarian in the Scottish library service because that person served in the library service in Liverpool and in Middlesex. As, however, he had left that service for twelve months, the local authority in Scotland would not employ him because it received no grant. Because of the transfer of this person from one authority to another, there was the problem of superannuation. It appears that there was a superannuation liability by the English authorities in Middlesex and in Liverpool—