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.||1,030||774||947||628||738|
|University College of North Wales, Bangor.||(Profit) 14||(Profit) 106||419||675||607|
|University of Cambridge||(Profit) 140||(Profit) 217||383||(Profit) 327||859|
|University of Oxford||302||665||1,134||1,697||3,603*|
|University of Reading||1,701||1,323||1,630||1,080||1,438|
|South Eastern Agricultural College, Wye.||(Profit) 283||(Profit) 611||599||(Profit) 1,356||(Profit) 1,071|
|Midland Agricultural College.||212||841||1,853||1,806||378|
|Harper Adams Agricultural College.||902||1,656||2,424||1,204||1,669|
|Seale-Hayne Agricultural College.||(Profit) 222||620||446||451||254|
|Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester.||(Profit) 19||27||209||225||88|
|Swanley Horticultural College.||(Profit) 227||447||233||920||513|
*Deficit for the 21 months' account ending 30th September, 1929.