§ Sir J. LEIGH
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he proposes to give any grant towards the holding of educational demonstrations in rural districts to encourage the blacksmith's craft, as recommended by the Kent Rural Community Council?
Approved expenditure by local authorities on demonstrations of the kind referred to in my hon. Friend's question—being directed to agricultural purposes—would be aidable on a 66⅔ per cent. basis under the Ministry's Regulations for grants in aid of agricultural education. I should be glad to see this movement taken up wherever it would be beneficial, and applications from local authorities will receive my sympathetic consideration.