HC Deb 11 April 1927 vol 205 cc14-5

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can say what action, if any, is contemplated in recruiting officers for the agricultural departments of the non-self-governing dependencies; whether any scholarships for training purposes are to be granted, and, if so, how many; what will be the value of any scholarships that may be granted; and whether any research organisation will be created to link up the various colonial departments of agriculture with the agricultural institutions in this country?


The arrangements for training agricultural officers for service in the Colonies with the aid of scholarships are explained in the answer given to the hon. Member for North Bradford (Mr. Ramsden) on 23rd February. The value of each scholarship is atmpresent £250 per annum for two years, with travelling and other allowances up to £150. In regard to the last part of the question, the recommendations of Lord Lovat's Committee which concern the proposal to establish a chain of Central Research stations overseas, and also a Colonial Agricultural Research Council in this country, are now under consideration.

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