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Farm Institutes

Volume 498: debated on Thursday 27 March 1952

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47.

asked the Minister of Agriculture the number of agricultural institutes in 1939 and 1952, respectively; and what his proposals are to develop further this branch of agricultural education.

In 1939 there were 17 farm institutes in England and Wales; in 1952 there are 33. Several existing institutes are being extended and two additional institutes should open next year. Plans for others will proceed as economic conditions allow.