HC Deb 03 December 1919 vol 122 c398
64. Mr. IRVING

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture whether the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries will be prepared to make Grants from money placed at their disposal by the Treasury from the Development Fund for the purpose of aiding local sea fisheries authorities in England and Wales to extend and systematise fisheries education in their districts?


The Board have no Grants at their disposal for the purpose mentioned by the hon. Member, but they are considering the whole question of the training and education of fishermen, with a view to discussing it with the Board of Education.


Can the Department not treat agriculture and fisheries alike, seeing that they are responsible for both? You have found money for educations for agricultural purposes, and refused it to the fishery side. Does the hon. Gentleman think that is fair treatment?


We have not refused it. We have taken up the question with the Board of Education.