HC Deb 22 July 1913 vol 55 cc1866-7

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture what Grants have been made during the last twelve months to the Rothamsted experimental station at Harpenden, Herts, in respect of capital outlay and maintenance expenses, respectively; and whether, in view of the importance to agriculturists of the investigations now being conducted there on the subject of partial sterilisation of soils and the effect of lime in promoting their fertility, he proposes to make a substantial additional Grant for the efficient prosecution of this work?


A Grant of £2,500 is made towards the cost of maintaining the Rothamsted experimental station, and a capital Grant of £3,100, payable as expenditure is incurred, had been sanctioned for new buildings. The Board have received no application for any additional Grant.