§ MR. PATRICK M'HUGH
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture, if he can state the amounts expended out of Science and Art Department Vote, and out of grants for technical education under the Local Taxation Act, 1890, for agriculture in Great Britain in 1895–6; what amount, if any, was paid for purposes of Diseases of Animals Act from the Cattle Pleuro-pneumonia Account of Great Britain 1567 in same year, in addition to the £65,000 voted and the £165,000 drawn from the Local Taxation Account; how much of the £50,000 voted for swine fever for the United Kingdom went to Ireland; and what balance is now to credit of Cattle Pleuro-pneumonia Account of Great Britain?
* THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE (Mr. WALTER, LONG, Liverpool, West Derby)
I regret that I am unable to supply the information asked for by the hon. Member in the first part of his Question. It relates to the business of my right hon. Friend the Vice President of the Council rather than to my own. The total payments out of the Cattle Pleuro-Pneumonia Account for Great Britain in 1895–96 were £216,769. The receipts were £25,000, not £65,000, as stated in the Question, from the Exchequer; £165,000 from the Local Taxation Account; and £27, 223 from the sale of carcases, &c. £40,000 out of the Exchequer grant of £50,000 for swine fever went to Ireland. The balance to the credit of the Cattle Pleuro-pneumonia Account for Great Britain at the end of 1895–6 was £887, and at the present moment it is £15, 378.
§ MR. PATRICK M'HUGH
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, what amount was received towards the Cattle Pleuro-pneumonia Account of Ireland out of the £50,000 voted for Swine Fever for 1895–6; was that amount and the £10,000 Grant in Aid of the Account all expended, and was any additional sum drawn from the General Cattle Diseases Fund; and, what is the balance now to credit of the Irish Cattle Pleuro-pneumonia Account, and of the General Cattle Diseases Fund respectively?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
A sum of £40,000 out of the grant in aid of £50,000, was paid to the Pleuro-pneumonia Account for Ireland in the last financial year. This payment, with the item of £10,000 referred to, was not all expended. No additional sum was drawn from the General Cattle Diseases Fund. The balance to credit at the end of the year was £12,223. The balance to credit at the present date of the Irish Cattle Pleuro-pneumonia Account is £9,180, and of the General Cattle Diseases Fund £411.