§ Mr. SHEEHAN
asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland), what moneys were received during the current year from the Development Fund for purposes controlled by his 1143W Department; can he state the reproductive schemes upon which such funds were expended; and are there any unexpended balances in hand at the present time?
§ Mr. T. W. RUSSELL
The moneys available in the current financial year from the Development Fund for purposes within the province of the Department of Agriculture are—for the purchase of a dredger and dredging plant, £4,250; agricultural research and advisory work, £2,400; improvement of horse breeding, £10,000; purchase of areas for afforestation, £17,000. These amounts have been expended with the exception of the last mentioned. In this case the delay is owing to the fact that the vendors of the areas offered for sale are not yet able to prove clear title.