§ 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.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
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.