HC Deb 27 February 1902 vol 103 cc1290-1
MR. ASHTON (Bedfordshire, Luton)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether, out of the sum set apart annually for distribution in grants for agricultural education, he will consider the possibility of making grants, of a similar nature to those already made to certain agricultural institutions, to such schools as that established by the Cheshire County Council at Holmes Chapel; and, if not, will he state on what principle the institutions to be assisted are selected.


The amount at my disposal for such grants is, I regret to say, small. It has, however, been increased for next year by £1,000, and the claim of Holmes Chapel to a portion of that annual sum is certainly one of the first to be considered.