§ MR. JEFFREYS (Hampshire, N.)
I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education whether, seeing that the total annual expenditure on science and art amounts to about 360,000, he can state what proportion the science and art grants for agriculture bear to the whole grants.
§ SIR J. GORST
There was paid for the year 1899–1900 in respect of attendances and results of the science examinations, under the heading "Principles of Agriculture," £407. But this does not at all represent the total grants for instruction bearing on agriculture, as it does not include grants for instruction in such subjects as botany, biology, and chemistry, nor the grants given on these and kindred subjects in evening schools and in day schools of science.