HC Deb 23 April 1891 vol 352 c1168

I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether there would be any objection to setting apart a sum from the grants in aid of technical education for the purpose of awarding prizes for efficiency in ploughing, shearing, hedging, hurdle-making, and other matters connected with agriculture; and whether, if there be no objection, he would cause a Memorandum to be sent to the different County Councils to that effect?


Such subjects are plainly included in the processes of agriculture, for instruction in which the Act of 1889 provides; but I think the particular form suggested for the encouragement of such instruction may be open to legal objection, though something might depend upon the method of its connection with any general scheme adopted by the County Council.