HC Deb 29 May 1906 vol 158 cc263-4

To ask the (Secretary to the Treasury if he will state the source or sources from which the Department presided over by Sir Horace Plunkett is endowed, and the amount from each source, during the year ended March 31st last.

(Answered by Mr. McKenna.) The Endowment Fund, ordinarily so-called, was created by Section 15 of the Agriculture and Technical Instruction (Ireland) Act, 1899. The sums received under the various sub-sections of the section are as follows:—


1. Sub-section (a)

£78,000 Local Taxation (Ireland) Account.

2. Sub-section (b)

£70,000 Irish Church Temporalities Fund Surplus.

3. Sub-section (c)

Net Receipts in 1905–6 £442 14s. 5d.

Sea and Coast Fisheries Fund.

4. Sub-section (d)

£12,000 Parliamentary Vote.

5. Sub-section (f)

£6,000 Parliamentary Vote.

6. Capital sums were received in the years 1900–1901, 1901–2, and 1902–3 under Sub-sections (e) and (g) amounting to £19,890 5s. and £185,015 15s. 2d. respectively. From miscellaneous sources further annual receipts were derived during the year in question to the amount of £14,000, viz.:—

7. From the Local Taxation (Ireland) Account under the provisions of the Agricultural and Technical Instruction (Ireland) (No. 2) Act, 1902 5,000
8. From the Ireland Development Grant 7,000
9. From the Congested Districts Board (contribution towards the cost of the agricultural schemes carried out by the Department in congested districts) 2,000

The Parliamentary Vote for the Department was in 1905–6 £191,692 (including £18,000 under headings (4) and (5) above and £25,000 for the Congested Districts Board).