HC Deb 13 December 1922 vol 159 cc2945-6W

asked the First Commissioner of Works, as representing the Secretary for Scotland, the amount of the Government grants allocated for agricultural research and education in Scotland; and how this sum is at present being expended?


It is estimated that the expenditure from public funds on agricultural research and education in Scotland made by or through the Board of Agriculture for Scotland during the current financial year will be:—Agricultural and Veterinary Research, £17,858; Agricultural and Veterinary Education, £67,100, allocated as follows:

Agricultural Research:

Research in Animal Nutrition £6,120
Research in Animal Diseases 3,010
Research in Animal Breeding 2,000
Research in Plant Breeding 1,100
Seed Testing and Plant Registration 2,840
Soils and Drainage 1,434
Other Schemes 1,354

Agricultural Education:

Maintenance of Agricultural and Veterinary Colleges £67,100
In addition the sum of £150,000 has been provided for agricultural education and research under the Corn Production Acts (Repeal) Act, 1921, and will be available for expenditure on these services over and above the amounts normally provided. It is proposed that the expenditure of this special grant should be spread over a period of at least five years as from 1st April last.

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