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Educational Farms

Volume 244: debated on Tuesday 11 November 1930

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asked the Minister of Agriculture what has been the financial result of experimental and demonstration farms managed or controlled by local authorities, universities, agricultural colleges, and farm institutes, receiving grants from his Department during the last five years, respectively, for which figures are available?

The two following tables give the figures for which the hon. Member asks. Farms used solely for the purposes of research institutes are not included. It is right to add that the farms of which the financial results are given serve the purposes of educational institutions, and as such incur charges in respect of educational and experimental work with which an ordinary commercial farm is not concerned.

Farms attached to Universities, University Colleges and Agricultural Colleges in England and Wales.

Institution.Deficit (unless otherwise stated).
University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.1,030774947628738
University College of North Wales, Bangor.(Profit) 14(Profit) 106419675607
University of Cambridge(Profit) 140(Profit) 217383(Profit) 327859
University of Oxford3026651,1341,6973,603*
University of Reading1,7011,3231,6301,0801,438
South Eastern Agricultural College, Wye. (Profit) 283(Profit) 611599(Profit) 1,356(Profit) 1,071
Midland Agricultural College.2128411,8531,806378
Harper Adams Agricultural College.9021,6562,4241,2041,669
Seale-Hayne Agricultural College.(Profit) 222620446451254
Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester.(Profit) 192720922588
Studley College7531,5391,7761,140
Swanley Horticultural College.(Profit) 227447233920513

*Deficit for the 21 months' account ending 30th September, 1929.