HC Deb 23 May 1906 vol 157 c1261
MR. BARRIE (Londonderry, N.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland what proportion of the grant for technical instruction in Ireland is devoted to the development and improvement of the flax industry.

(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) An annual sum of £3,000 is expended in connection with the improvement of the flax industry out of funds sot apart for agriculture (not technical instruction). This expenditure is made partly through county committees and partly by the Department directly. The scheme to which the sum is devoted will be found in the Department's Fifth Annual Report, page 174.