HC Deb 24 March 1899 vol 69 cc339-40

I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education whether the practice as well as the principles of agriculture (as distinct from horticulture) can be taught under the Day School Code as a specific subject; and whether the time occupied by instruction in processes of agriculture on a farm can be reckoned as attendance if conducted in manner approved by inspector?


No scheme of instruction in agriculture would be rejected by the Education Department because it included practice as well as principles. Time occupied in the practical teaching of agriculture can be reckoned towards "attendance" under Article 12 (f), subject to the general conditions stated in that article.