§ Mr. JESSE COLLINGS
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?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
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.