§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has received from the agricultural industry in Wales concerning the Government's proposals to cut agricultural research in Wales; and what will be the effects of these cuts on (a) expenditure on agricultural research in Wales and (b) the number of persons employed in this work in Wales.205W
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
Representations have been received from one organisation representing the agricultural industry in Wales.
Responsibility for the deployment of funds allocated to it rest entirely with the Agricultural Research Council and I am not in a position to say what the effect in Wales may be of a reduction in funds nationally. I have no details of the numbers of persons employed by the ARC in Wales.