HC Deb 08 March 1932 vol 262 c1624
21. Lord SCONE

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the amount of the grants sanctioned to each of the three Scottish agricultural colleges during the financial year ending 31st March, 1932; and whether it is proposed to continue the same grants during the next financial year?


Grants from State funds have been sanctioned in aid of the maintenance expenses of the Scottish agricultural colleges in the current financial year as follow:

Edinburgh and East of Scotland College of Agriculture 17,045
West of Scotland Agricultural College 25,906
North of Scotland College of Agriculture 25,920
The Department of Agriculture for Scotland are at present in communication with the Scottish Education Department with a view to the continuance of the special assistance which has been given to the colleges in recent years from the Education (Scotland) Fund. It is hoped that it will be found possible to provide for the payment of grants in the coming financial year sufficient to enable the services of the colleges to be maintained on approximately the same standard as in the current year.