HC Deb 20 July 1894 vol 27 cc561-2
MR. HERBERT LEWIS (Flint, &c.)

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture what proportion, if any, of the grant given by the Board of Agriculture towards the promotion of education in forestry is expended in Wales?


I have no separate fund at my disposal for aiding education in Forestry either in Wales or elsewhere, but of the £8,000 provided in the Estimate for my Department for the work of agricultural education generally I found myself able last year to a ward £1,500 to the University College at Bangor and Aberystwith, and it would be competent for those colleges to apply a portion of the grants thus made to them to such forms of forestry instruction as are in demand in their respective districts if they considered it desirable to do so.


asked the right hon. Gentleman whether he was aware that most of the oak used in building Her Majesty's Fleet was grown in Wales, and that, in fact, the wooden walls of old England consisted of Welsh timber?


I must ask the hon. Gentleman to put that question on the Paper.