HC Deb 27 March 1913 vol 50 c1856W

asked the precise nature of the financial arrangements made with regard to the allocation of Grants from the Development Fund to farm institute work in relation to the expenditure hitherto made from county rates by the various counties in England?


The maximum Grant towards approved capital expenditure will be the same in all cases, namely, 75 per cent. of the cost. With regard to the cost of maintenance, Grants varying between 50 and 75 per cent. will be made in respect of new work approved by the Board. In fixing the percentage the Board will have regard to the financial burden hitherto undertaken by each local authority for the purpose of agricultural education, and it is proposed to arrange the counties in classes for the receipt of Grants within the limits mentioned above. Each county making application for a Grant will be informed of the class in which it is placed, so that the Grant may be approximately estimated before new work is undertaken.