HC Deb 15 December 1949 vol 470 c287W
Mr. Philips Price

asked the Minister of Agriculture what progress has been made to date in the establishment of a station for research into questions relating to vegetable crops.

Mr. T. Williams

The main station is being established at Wellesbourne in Warwickshire and a sub-station at Paglesham in Essex. The Governing Body has been appointed and legally incorporated and has been in receipt of grant aid from 1st October, 1949. The director, the secretary, and a number of scientific members of staff have been appointed in addition to the staff of the former Horticultural Research Station of Cambridge University which is being incorporated with the Vegetable Research Station. Plans for equipping the main station and sub-station for the purpose of the research work are now being prepared by the Governing Body.