§ Mr. DUNCAN MILLAR
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?
§ Sir J. BAIRD
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:
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 £17,858
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.
Maintenance of Agricultural and Veterinary Colleges £67,100