HC Deb 31 July 1912 vol 41 cc2031-2

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether it is proposed to make an annual Grant of £500 towards the cost of maintenance of an experimental fruit plantation to be established by the County Councils of Kent, Surrey, and Sussex; and whether, in view of the steady development of fruit culture in the counties of Gloucester, Worcester, and Hereford, he would be willing to consider an application from these western counties for a Grant for the same purpose?


An annual Grant of £500 has been conditionally offered for the purpose mentioned in the first part of the question. When work has been begun at the Research Institution to be established in connection with Bristol University, I shall be glad to consider an application for a Grant under similar conditions for the benefit of the counties named in the second part of the question.

Captain MURRAY

Is that a Grant given by the Board?


It is from the Development Fund.