HC Deb 04 February 1982 vol 17 c183W
43. Mr. Brocklebank-Fowler

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science why he proposes to close the pomology and food and beverages divisions at Long Ashton research station in 1983–84.

Mr. William Shelton

Long Ashton research station is grant-aided by the Agricultural Research Council. The future of the pomology and food and beverage divisions of the station is a matter for decision by the council and not for my Department.