§ Mr. JESSE COLLINGS
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total amount of money which the English Agricultural Organisation Society has received from the Development Fund; whether the Grant or Grants have been made in a lump sum or in the form of annual contributions; whether the society has received promises of further Grants from the fund; and whether he will give the same information with regard to the Scottish and Irish Agricultural Organisation Societies?
§ Mr. LLOYD GEORGE
During the last two years three advances to the aggregate amount of £ 12,000 have been sanctioned to the Agricultural Organisation Society of England and Wales, and two advances to the aggregate amount of £2,000 to the Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society. The advances to the Scottish Society were each made to cover the operations of one financial year. No fixed annual contributions have been promised, but the Development Commissioners have indicated that they will be prepared to recommend Grants in future years on the submission of satisfactory schemes, so long as the financial position of the Development Fund warrants it. As regards the Irish Agricultural Organisation Society, the matter is still under consideration.