HC Deb 18 April 1904 vol 133 c389
MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether an; annual grant is paid by the Agricultural in Department in Ireland to the North-East Agricultural Association; and, if so, will he state the amount of said grant; and what is the character of the services rendered by that body to the farmers of Ulster.


No direct grant is made to the Association by the Department. But county committees are empowered to grant out of their funds, to which the Department contributes, a subsidy for the purposes of live stock schemes,. and in pursuance of this authority the county committees of Down and Antrim have made grants to the Association of £80 and £60, respectively. The Department recognises the Society's show for bulls and boars as one of the principal shows in Ulster.