HC Deb 10 March 1964 vol 691 c235
10. Mr. Wolrige-Gordon

asked the Lord President of the Council and Minister for Science by what methods the Meat Research Institute conveys its scientific knowledge of quality beef production to the farmers themselves.

Mr. Hogg

The results of the meat research undertaken at the Low Temperature Research Station are published in scientific journals. Articles in more popular form appear in the trade and agricultural Press and in the Station's Annual Report. In addition, the Agricultural Advisory Services will reflect the results of this research in their advice to farmers.

Mr. Wolrige-Gordon

Is my right hon. and learned Friend aware that the production of quality beef is of great importance to farmers' incomes? Is he aware that although it may not be easy to bring home to farmers themselves the results of the Meat Research Institutes experiments, that would nevertheless be a great help to farmers, particularly in regard to the production of a more uniform quality of beef?

Mr. Hogg

Yes, Sir. I think, however, that the ordinary channels for communicating this to farmers, apart from the journals which I have mentioned, should be the Agricultural Advisory Service.