HC Deb 21 July 1910 vol 19 cc1604-5W

asked the Chief Secretary whether the Department of Agriculture has declined to sanction the payment by the Tipperary North Riding Committee of Agriculture of the travelling expenses of those pupils who attended a butter-making competition under the Department's scheme; whether it was usual for the council committee to pay their expenses in previous years; whether the pupils entered the competition believing that their expenses would be defrayed as heretofore; and whether, under the circumstances, he will advise the Department to authorise the council committee to pay the same gratuity as last year?


The Department of Agriculture have had this matter under recon- sideration, and have informed the county committee that they are now prepared to sanction the same rate of payment as last year.