HC Deb 16 August 1895 vol 36 c151
MR. W. FIELD (Dublin, St. Patrick)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1) whether the Government intend to establish a Board of Agriculture for Ireland similar to that existing in Great Britain; and (2) whether the Government will introduce a Bill to provide the funds necessary for the establishment of a veterinary college in Dublin, as promised by the late Chief Secretary for Ireland?


With regard to the first paragraph, I cannot undertake to give a definite reply to the hon. Gentleman's inquiry without that further consideration which is called for by the importance of the proposal, but the hon. Member may rest assured that it shall receive my careful consideration during the approaching Recess. As regards the second paragraph, I am not altogether satisfied that the proposal to allocate a portion of the funds in the hands of the Intermediate Education Board for the purpose referred to is entirely uncontentious, but this, however, is also a matter into which I will look further during the Recess.