HC Deb 12 February 1942 vol 377 c1597W
Dr. Russell Thomas

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will allow the Cambridge, or some other experimental station, to conduct an investigation into the science of hydro-ponics from the stand point of increasing the total national food output?

Mr. T. Williams

Investigations of methods of soil-less cultivation of plants have been carried out at several Agricultural Research Centres in this country and are being continued during 1942 at one of these Centres—the Department of Horticulture of Reading University—with one of the methods that shows promise.