HC Deb 12 May 1952 vol 500 c88W
Mr. Iain MacLeod

asked the Minister of Agriculture how much has been spent on research into foot-and-mouth disease in each of the last three years; how many research stations specialise in this work; and what is the staff employed at each.

Sir T. Dugdale

Research into foot-and-mouth disease is carried out at the Foot-and-Mouth Research Institute at Pirbright, Surrey. The annual expenditure has been as follows:

1949–50 62,000 62,000
1950–51 53,000 53,000
1951–52 78,000 78,000

The scientific staff, including the Director, at present numbers 20.

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