HC Deb 21 February 1924 vol 169 cc2015-6W

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the proposed national poultry research station will be established in Lancashire, which is the largest centre of utility poultry breeding and is he aware that Lancashire poultry keepers have subscribed a considerable sum towards the scheme in the expectation that the research station would he established in that county?


The experimental station in egg production to which the hon. Member presumably refers will not be established in Lancashire, but at the County School of Agriculture, Reaseheath, Cheshire. I am aware that Lancashire poultry keepers have subscribed towards the National Poultry Institute Scheme as a whole, which covers a number of activities besides the particular one referred to in the question. The decision to establish the experimental station in Cheshire was taken on the recommendation of a sub-committee of the Poultry Advisory Committee, on which sub-committee Lancashire representatives were in a majority, this recommendation being further confirmed by the Advisory Committee after a full consideration of the circumstances.

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