38. Major MILLS
asked the Minister of Agriculture if the Ministry's experimental fishery station at Alresford, in Hampshire, is still in existence; and, if so, what additional expenditure would be required to enable the naturalist in charge to examine samples of fish suspected of being infected by furunculosis?
§ Mr. ORMSBY-GORE
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative; with regard to the second part, the examination at the Ministry's station at Alresford of samples of fish suspected of being infected by furunculosis would involve the appointment of a bacteriological assistant and the purchase of additional scientific apparatus, the total cost of which would amount to about £250 per annum, excluding any extra cost which may be involved for accommodation.