HC Deb 12 February 1959 vol 599 cc233-4W
67. Mr. Willey

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will make a statement about the establishment of a Meat Research Institute.

Mr. John Hare

The proposal that a Meat Research Centre should be set up in this country was strongly recommended by the Technical Advisory Committee on Meat Research. The proposal was investigated in detail by Dr. J. R. Vickery, an Australian expert from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, whose services were generously lent to us by the Australian Government and his report is now being considered by the Departments concerned. My colleagues and I think that this would be a desirable project, but until the various financial and other considerations have been settled I cannot say when it will be possible to establish a Meat Research Centre.