HC Deb 18 December 1952 vol 509 c255W
119. Mr. Hurd

asked the Minister of Agriculture if the review now being undertaken of the agricultural education facilities provided by the National Agricultural Advisory Service and local authorities will include consideration of fusion of all agricultural education under the auspices of the agricultural colleges and farm institutes.

Sir T. Dugdale

No. The Working Party, of which my noble friend Lord Carrington is Chairman, will be concerned with ways and means of improving the co-operation between local education authorities and the advisory services of my Department within the framework of the present system. I do not think that this is the time to consider wide changes in that system.