§ MR. SAMUEL YOUNG
I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Agricultural Department for Ireland, with reference to the utterance recently made at Glasnevin 819 Model Farm by the Resident Commissioner of National Education, whether any model farm or schools for teaching dairy or agricultural pupils will he established in the north of Ireland: and, if so, whether some of such model farms or schools will be placed in the counties of Antrim and Down.
§ THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT FOR IRELAND (Mr. PLUNKETT,) Dublin Co., S.
It is too early to say what course will be taken by the new Department, when fully constituted, for the development of agriculture in the North of Ireland. I can think of no reason why the two counties referred to by the hon. Member should be specially attended to or specially neglected by the Department.
§ MR. ARTHUR O'CONNOR () Donegal, E.
Is it not the fact that the light hon. Gentleman has been in correspondence with certain county councils in the province of Minister in relation to the proposed agricultural institute for that province?
§ MR. PLUNKETT
Yes. The sum of £10,000 was specifically allotted in the Act for the purposes of an agricultural institute in Minister, and that places it on a different footing from the other three provinces.