§ 55. Mr. Wade
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what has been the total cost of his Department's factory at Aberdeen, which has been engaged in the manufacture of dehydrated foods, from the time of its erection to its recent closure; and how much of this cost has been recovered by way of payment for the benefit of the expert knowledge of production techniques accumulated at this factory and given to Governments of other countries.
Total expenditure on the Aberdeen Research Establishment and Experimental Factory from its opening in 1948 to 31st October, 1960 (the latest date for which figures are available) has amounted to £816,865. The establishment is due to close at the end of March, 1961. No charge has been made for information about the results of the developmental and research work. This has been made freely available in accordance with the usual practice in Government research organisations.