§ MR. WILLIAM MOORE (Antrim, N.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland to what funds, being the total amounts unexpended of their several annual grants since 1900, is the Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction in Ireland at present entitled.
(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) It is assumed that this Question relates to the Department's endowment fund which, however, is made up of capital sums as well as of annual receipts under Section 15 of The Agriculture and Technical Instruction Act, 1899. The unexpended balances of the Department's annual income at present amount to, approximately, £177,000, of which £115,000 is already earmarked for technical instruction in county boroughs and county and urban districts, for sea fisheries, and for buildings at the Royal Veterinary College and at the Munster Institute, in accordance with Section 16 of the Act.