Mr. CATHCART WASON
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether, in view of the fact that the expenditure of the International Council on North Sea Fishery Investigations was for the past year upwards of £5,000, he will state the amount expended by the English and Scotch Commissions, respectively, over and above the said sum of £5,000, and also the total amount expended by the United Kingdom on the investigations which have taken place since operations-were first commenced ten years ago?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
The expenditure of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries was in the year 1911–12 £7,307. I am not able to give the expenditure of the Scottish Fishery Board for that year. In the previous year the expenditure of the English Board was £8,115, and that of the Scottish Board £5,624. The total expenditure of the United Kingdom from the year 1902–3 up to the end of the year 1910–11, the latest year for which I have complete information, was £114,837.