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National Dictionary

Volume 446: debated on Tuesday 27 January 1948

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26.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what progress has been made in the compilation of the Scottish National Dictionary; and what contribution has been made from national funds for this work.

Volumes I and II and Part 1 of Volume III have been published. I am informed that the Dictionary Association hope to publish the next part at an early date, and that much additional preparatory work has been done. No contribution has been made from national funds.

In view of the importance of this work to culture and literature in Scotland, will the Secretary of State consider transferring to this purpose the £2,000 which is to be given to the Lord High Commissioner?