HC Deb 09 December 1912 vol 45 c76W

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture if he will state how many county councils have appointed agricultural education committees under the Act of 1902; and whether he will state the total amount spent on agricultural education in England and Wales?


According to the information in the possession of the Board, agricultural education is administered in twenty-two counties by Agricultural Subcommittees of the Education or Higher Education Committee; in ten counties by Joint Agricultural Committees; and in two counties by Agricultural Committees reporting direct to county councils. The amount spent on agricultural education by local authorities in England and Wales is approximately £ 80,000 per annum.