§ 63. Sir HENRY HIBBERT
asked how much money has been paid by the Board of Education during each of the last fifteen years on account of agricultural education in each county in England and Wales?
The hon. Member will find some information for the year 1907–8 in White Paper, Cd. 4569, of 1909. I can give him figures for the years 1910–11 and 1911–12, but I can hardly think that the labour involved in taking out the information asked for in regard to other years for which figures might be procurable would be justified by their value to the public, and I hope the information I am at present able to give the hon. Member may be regarded as sufficient for his purpose.
§ 79. Sir HENRY HIBBERT
asked how much money has been expended on agricultural education during each of the last fifteen years by each county in England and Wales, and how much has been paid 555 by the Board of Agriculture during the same period on account of agricultural education in the respective counties?
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of AGRICULTURE (Mr. Runciman)
I regret that I am unable to comply fully with the hon. Member's request. The expenditure of county councils on agricultural education in each year from 1899 to 1908 is approximately stated in a table on pages xviii.-xix. of the Board's Annual Report for the year 1907–8 on the Distribution of Grants (Cd. 4802), and the detailed figures for the year 1910–11 are given in the Report for the year 1911–12 (Cd. 6601). I shall be pleased to send a copy of these two Reports to the hon. Member. The Grants paid by the Board before 1912 were in aid of the work done at or in connection with agricultural colleges and similar institutions, and no specific Grants were made on account of agricultural education in the respective counties.