§ Viscount DALRYMPLE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture whether any of the money for the Development Grant is yet available; if not, when it is likely to be available; when it is available whether such institutions as dairy associations, which have for many years past spent considerable sums on maintaining instructors in cheese-making, will be likely to obtain assistance from the Development Grant; and to whom should they make application in order to obtain such assistance?777W
§ Mr. LLOYD-GEORGE
The Development Commission is not yet constituted, and it is therefore premature to consider the provision of the necessary funds. A sum of £400,000 is included in the Estimates for the current year. As regards the latter part of the question, the purposes to which the Development Grant is to be applied are primarily for the consideration of the Development Commission when it has been constituted. All applications for advances under Part I. of the Development Act are, in accordance with the provisions of Section 1 (2) of the Act, to be made to the Treasury, in accordance with regulations made by the Treasury.