§ MR. M'LAREN (Cheshire, Crewe)
asked the Vice President of the Com- 1530 mittee of Council on Education, Whether his attention has been drawn to the following Resolution passed at the annual meeting of the Cheshire Dairy Institute—namely—That this meeting would respectfully urge upon Parliament the importance of providing for the better instruction of the nation in dairy knowledge and practice by providing the same facilities for technical education in agriculture in the Bill now in Committee of the House of Commons, as are given to other interests, and by making a grant in aid of the dairy schools like this when voluntarily established and well equipped for the purpose of teaching;and, whether, considering that the Technical Instruction Bill is withdrawn, and that nearly £4,000 are voted annually in support of Irish Agricultural and Dairy Schools, he will propose an annual grant to the Cheshire Dairy Institute, or will so alter the Regulations of the Science and Art Department that it may earn grants by examination?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT (Sir WILLIAM HART DYKE) (Kent, Dartford)
Her Majesty's Government have decided upon the appointment of a small Committee, upon which the Agricultural Department and the Science and Art Department will both be represented, to consider and report upon the subject of grants towards agricultural and dairy schools in Great Britain.
§ MR. M. J. KENNY (Tyrone, Mid)
asked, whether it was true that nearly £4.000 was voted annually in support of Irish agricultural and dairy schools?