HC Deb 25 November 1914 vol 68 c1130
52. Mr. HOGGE

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to the fact that the Development Commissioners have refused to sanction a grant in aid to establish an agricultural school at Beechwood, in Scotland; and whether, in view of the fact that in this and other cases the Development Commissioners are out of touch and sympathy with local and national needs, he can see his way to introduce legislation at an early date to make them directly responsible to Parliament?


The Development Commissioners were unable to recommend the grant of the considerable annual and capital sums required for the purpose stated by my hon. Friend as they were not convinced that results would be produced commensurate with the expenditure. I am not aware that the facts of the case give any support to the suggestion made in the last part of the question.