HC Deb 18 June 1906 vol 158 c1376

To ask the President of the Board of Education what are the functions of the Board of Education with regard to higher agricultural education; and whether he will take any steps to remove the disadvantages arising from the conflicting jurisdiction of the Boards of Education and Agriculture in this matter.


I cannot set out within the limits of an Answer to a Question all the various functions of the Board of Education in respect of higher agricultural education. The Reports and Regulations of the Board give the requisite information on the subject The Board of Education keep in as close touch as possible with the Board of Agriculture, and conferences take place between the two Departments on matters of common interest. I am not aware of any conflict of jurisdiction in practice, and any likelihood of it arising upon border-line questions is minimised by the harmonious relations which I hope and believe subsist and will continue to subsist between the two Offices.