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Plant Breeding Station

Volume 979: debated on Monday 25 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if, prior to a final decision confirming the removal of the Scottish plant breeding station from the Pentlandfield site to the proposed amalgamated body at Mylnefield, Dundee, he will give an assurance that a full and up-dated breakdown of the cost of removal will be provided.

My decision to arrange for the amalgamation of the Scottish plant breeding station and the Scottish horticultural research institute is not subject to confirmation. The preparation of the related programme of capital investment is primarily a matter for the governing body to be appointed for the amalgamated institutes. Consultations between the directors of the two institutes and their staffs are in progress.