HC Deb 15 June 1950 vol 476 cc28-9W
72. Surgeon Lieut.-Commander R. Bennett

asked the Minister of Agriculture what negotiations he has entered into, and what discussions he has had with his colleagues, with a view to the disposal of the Brownwick Farm Experimental Horticultural Station, near Titch-field, Hampshire, now the property of his Department, to an oil company for the purpose of establishing a refinery.

Mr. T. Williams

I have entered into no such negotiations. The possibility of this site being used for an oil refinery has been discussed but it is not yet clear whether it would be more suitable for this purpose than other possible sites.