HC Deb 24 March 1903 vol 120 cc60-1
MR. SHEEHAN (Cork Co., Mid.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will consider the advisability of recommending to the Department of Agriculture that it should appoint instructors to disseminate information amongst, and give object lessons to, the tenants of small allotments, such as the occupants of labourers' cottages and small farmers, showing how plots of a small acreage may be best cultivated, what methods of horticulture could be most usefully employed, and also with the object of introducing and fostering profitable home industries amongst the poor.


The appointment of instructors for these purposes is a matter for the County Committees of Agriculture and Technical Instruction. Fifteen counties have already appointed such instructors, and fourteen other counties have made provision for their employment.