HC Deb 14 March 1912 vol 35 c1278

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he proposes, in making Grants to various counties for the purposes of farm institutes, to make the proportion of the cost chargeable to the rates smaller in the case of those counties, like Wiltshire, which have spent in the past and are spending out of their own resources large sums for the furtherance of agricultural education within their administrative areas, or whether those authorities which now for the first time are expressing their readiness to spend public money for this purpose will receive the same treatment in respect of the Government Grant as counties which are educationally more progressive?


This is one of the questions which are under discussion with the Development Commissioners and the Treasury. I am not yet in a position to make a definite statement respecting it.