§ MR. JASPER MORE (Shropshire, Ludlow)
asked the Vice Chamberlain, Whether it is the intention of the Government to expend, within the present financial year, the whole of the sum of £5,000 which was voted for the promotion of agricultural education; whether the surplus of this sum, not already allocated to dairy schools, will be given according to the recommendation of the Commission on Agricultural and Dairy Schools, or in what way, and at what time, further grants of this sum will be given; and, whether a sum will be granted for agricultural experiments?
§ THE VICE CHAMBERLAIN (VISCOUNT LEWISHAM) (Lewisham)
The amount to be expended will depend upon the number of applications received from Societies and other Bodies. Fresh applications are still being received. The principle upon which the Agricul- 881 tural Committee have acted has been to make Grants in Aid—(1) To dairy schools in actual operation; (2) in aid of lectures on dairying and agriculture; and (3) to assist Societies in conducting useful agricultural experiments. Any unexpended balance of the Vote at the end of the financial year will be surrendered to the Exchequer.