HL Deb 19 December 1983 vol 446 c577WA
Baroness Stedman

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How the proposed cuts in the budget of the Agricultural Research Council will affect the Letcombe Laboratory; and

What effect the proposed economy cuts in the Agricultural Research Council's budget will have on the work at the Letcombe Laboratory.

The Earl of Swinton

I understand that the Agricultural and Food Research Council are proposing to amalgamate the Letcombe Laboratory with the Rothamsted Experimental Station. The Letcombe Laboratory's high priority work will be continued, but it will eventually be necessary to relinquish the present site at Letcombe.