HC Deb 07 July 1965 vol 715 c265W
Mr. Dell

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what representations he has received from the staff of the John Innes Institute, in Hertfordshire, regarding its future; and what reply has been sent.

Mr. Crosland

I have received from several sources, copies of a memorandum prepared by the staff of the John Innes Institute. To most of these I have already replied along the lines of my reply to my hon. Friend on 14th June, except that I was also able to add that the negotiations between the University of East Anglia and the John Innes Trustees had reached their final stages and a statement could be expected in the near future. I could not anticipate this statement and I did not think it unreasonable to ask people to suspend judgment until this statement was made.