HC Deb 30 July 1906 vol 162 cc438-9

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he can state how much money was granted by the Department of Agriculture during the last financial year to the Irish Agricultural Organisation Society; is any account available showing how the money so received was expended; whether any of the money was given by the Irish Agricultural Organisation Society to the Irish Agricultural Wholesale Society; and, if so, will he say how much.

(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) In reply to the first part of the Question I beg to refer to my Answer to the Question of the hon. Member for East Mayo, which shows that a grant of £2,000 was made for certain specific organisation work during the twelve months ending February 28th, 1906. An account is available showing how the grant was expended. No portion of it was given to the Irish Agricultural Wholesale Society.