HC Deb 14 December 1906 vol 167 cc831-2

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state how many of the majority of fifty-two, who voted at the Agricultural Council meeting on the 27th November last in favour of subsidising the Irish Agricultural Organisation Society out of the Department's funds, were officials and members of the Irish Agricultural Organisation Society; and can he say how many of the majority of fifty-two were nominated members of the Agricultural Council.

(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) I am informed that of the fifty-two members of the Council of Agriculture referred to in the Question only one is an official of the Irish Agricultural Organisation Society. Seven are members of the committee of the society, but have no financial interest in it. Eleven others are ordinary members, that is to say, they are subscribers to the society but take no part in its management. Twenty-four of the fifty-two members in question are nominated members.