HC Deb 30 January 1978 vol 943 cc64-5W
Mr. David James

asked the Minister of Overseas Development whether the Grasslands Trial Unit has yet made any specific recommendations for implementation in the Falkland Islands; and what these are.

Mrs. Hart

The first phase of the unit's work is scheduled for completion in June 1979, but it may be possible to provide some interim recommendations during 1978 following the detailed scientific research already undertaken. I am sending out two experts to the Falkland Islands in February to examine the feasibility of applying United Kingdom research findings to the unit's work. Meanwhile, the unit is always prepared to offer farmers in the Islands any advice which they may seek from it.