Veterinary Colleges.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland. – in the House of Commons at on 10 March 1925.

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Photo of Mr Campbell Stephen Mr Campbell Stephen , Glasgow Camlachie


asked the Secretary for Scotland if he will inform this House of the amount of money that has been granted or has been promised each year to the Dick Veterinary College, Edinburgh, and the Glasgow Veterinary College, respectively, from 1916 down to the present date; will he state what rental, if any, is being paid by the Animals' Disease Research Association for the premises to be occupied by them within the Dick Veterinary College; and what sum of money has been allocated by the Board of Agriculture for Scotland towards the furnishing of these unfurnished premises?

Photo of Mr John Gilmour Mr John Gilmour , Glasgow Pollok

As the question involves a tabular statement of figures, I propose, with the hon. Member's permission, to circulate the reply in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Pollowiny is the reply:

The following table shows the sums paid by the Board of Agriculture for Scotland towards the maintenance of the two Veterinary Colleges in Scotland for each year from 1915–16 to 1923–24 and the sums estimated to be paid for the year 1924–25.

Glasgow Veterinary College.Royal (Dick) Veterinary College.
1924–25 (Estimated)1,0373,589

In addition, a sum of £1,326 was paid to the Glasgow Veterinary College in 1920, and a further sum of £271 in 1923, to meet the accumulated deficit on maintenance account. In 1921 a loan of £2,500 free of interest was made to the Royal (Dick) Veterinary College and a sum of £3,440 was paid to that college in 1923 to liquidate bank overdraft on maintenance account. No arrangements have yet been made as to the rents to be paid by the Animal Diseases Research Association in respect of the premises to be occupied by them at the Royal (Dick) Veterinary College. The cost of furnishings for these premises is estimated at £400. In addition, a grant of £1,450 has been promised to the Association for the provision of apparatus, glassware, chemicals, etc., at the college.