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Agricultural Research Stations

Volume 886: debated on Thursday 20 February 1975

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many agricultural research stations are responsible to his Department; and what estimate has been made of the effect on British agriculture of dividing responsibility for research between the Westminster Parliament and the Scottish Assembly.

Six of the Ministry's scientific establishments undertake research in agriculture. The appropriate arrangements for agricultural research are one of the matters which fall to be determined by the Government in framing their devolution proposals.