Insecticides

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 5th December 1968.

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Photo of Mr Tam Dalyell Mr Tam Dalyell , West Lothian 12:00 am, 5th December 1968

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what research he is doing on the development of selective insecticides.

Photo of Mrs Shirley Williams Mrs Shirley Williams , Hitchin

Rothamsted Experimental Station, which is largely supported by public funds through the Agricultural Research Council, has discovered and is developing a series of synthetic insecticides, some of which are highly selective.

Photo of Mr Tam Dalyell Mr Tam Dalyell , West Lothian

When shall we know the result of the discussions of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence on the use of the work at Porton and Nancekuke in this connection?

Photo of Mrs Shirley Williams Mrs Shirley Williams , Hitchin

My hon. Friend is very good at asking unexpected supplementary questions. I can only say that that is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence and not for my Department.