§ Mr. GINNELL
asked the Chief Secretary if he will state the total income of the Irish Agricultural Organisation Society in the last completed financial year from the Treasury, from the Department of Agriculture, from the Congested Districts Board, from creameries as fees or subscriptions, from any voluntary source, and as profits on trading, respectively; and the names of all the officials of the society paid £100 a year or more, with the salary and annual expenses of each?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
I am informed that the total income of the Irish Agricultural Organisation Society in the last completed financial year was £8,423 10s. 3d., of which £3,388 17s. 2d. was received from the Development Fund and £350 from the Congested Districts Board. The voluntary contributions from the Agricultural Co-operative Societies in fees and subscriptions amounted to £3,227 18s. 4d.; individual members' subscriptions and donations to £1,322 5s. 1d.; and sundries, 1057W including the sale of publications and advertisements in the annual report, to £134 9s. 8d. No money was received from the Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction, and there were no profits from trading, as the society does not trade. The society does not publish any lists of its employés, their salaries or their expenses, but it submits annually to the Development Commissioners, for the information of the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, a statement containing these particulars, and any assistance from the Government depends upon the approval of the society's expenditure under these and other heads.