HC Deb 18 July 1961 vol 644 cc1050-1
33. Mr. Kelley

asked the Parliamentary Secretary for Science if he will now announce Government proposals for encouraging food research.

Mr. Denzil Freeth

A considerable amount of research on food is at present being undertaken at the research stations under the control of the A.R.C. and D.S.I.R., by research associations under the auspices of the D.S.I.R., and elsewhere. The possibility of extending this work is kept under review.

Mr. Kelley

Does not the Parliamentary Secretary think, having regard to the large amount of work which he says is being done and, I presume, the enormous amount of money which is spent in this field, that it would be well to publish same findings of the organisations which are busy in this work?

Mr. Freeth

When they reach a stage at which publication would be useful, all the findings are published in the appropriate journals. The research associations do their best to see that the firms which might benefit from the researches made are aware of what is being discovered.