HC Deb 15 December 1949 vol 470 cc285-6W
55. Mr. Philips Price

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the scheme for placing the Grassland Research Station under the Agricultural Research Council is now complete; and whether he will make a statement with regard to recent progress in the productivity of grassland in this country, having regard to the comments thereon in the last report of Sir Henry Tizard's Committee on Productivity.

Mr. T. Williams

The Grassland Research Station passed on 1st October this year from the direct control of my Department to the care of an independent Governing Body receiving grant aid from my Department and scientific advice from the Agricultural Research Council on the programme of work and on the scientific staffing and equipment. As regards the second part of the Question, 1 have nothing to add to the reply I gave to my hon. Friend on 30th June, last.