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Agriculture And Market Gardening

Volume 931: debated on Tuesday 10 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proposals she has regarding the encouragement of practical agriculture and market gardening in secondary schools with available land.

Rural studies of all kinds are well established in schools, particularly in rural areas. It is for the local education authorities and the schools themselves to consider to what extent practical agriculture and similar subjects should be encouraged having regard to the needs of pupils and the facilities available.