HC Deb 22 June 1950 vol 476 cc134-5W
56. Mr. P. Smithers

asked the Minister of Agriculture what sums of money have been expended by his Department in connection with its experimental farm at Martyn Worthy up to 31st March, 1950, over and above the £30,000 spent on buildings, stock and equipment.

Mr. T. Williams

The experimental centres are designed to give research and advisory workers facilities for investigation and for testing results of research work under practical farming conditions, and the financial results will be in no way comparable to those for commercial holdings. For that reason there would be no useful purpose in publishing detailed accounts, or in giving particulars of running costs, for the several centres.

Mr. P. Smithers

asked the Minister of Agriculture what was the sum paid by his Department for the purchase of the property now owned by it at Martyn Worthy.

Mr. T. Williams

The purchase price of Bridget's Farm, Martyn Worthy. including tenant right valuation, was £43,025, 15s. 2d.

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