National Vegetable Research Station

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th January 1947.

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Photo of Mr Gerald Williams Mr Gerald Williams , Tonbridge 12:00 am, 27th January 1947

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he intends to set up a national vegetable research station.

Photo of Mr Thomas Williams Mr Thomas Williams , Don Valley

Yes, Sir. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland and I, in cooperation with the Agricultural Research Council, are taking steps to set up a Vegetable Research Station. The various interests concerned have been invited to nominate representatives to serve on the independent governing body under which the station will operate. As soon as constituted, the governing body will proceed to consider the siting, staffing and equipment of the station.

Photo of Mr Gerald Williams Mr Gerald Williams , Tonbridge

In view of the hold-up will the Minister take particular steps to speed it up?

Photo of Mr Thomas Williams Mr Thomas Williams , Don Valley

I can assure the hon. Member that it is being speeded up.