HC Deb 01 April 1963 vol 675 cc22-3W
Sir Richard Glyn

asked the Parliamentary Secretary for Science how many Government scientists are engaged in biological pest control research; and what is the annual sum spent by Her Majesty's Government on such research.

Mr. Denzil Freeth

Nine scientific officers at research institutes and units financed by the Agricultural Research Council are engaged in research into biological control of pests and into the integration of biological and chemical methods of control. In addition, some university research is supported by the Agricultural Research Council and the Nature Conservancy. As this work forms a part of a larger programme of research in this field it is impossible to make estimates of annual costs.

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