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Welsh Plant Breeding Station

Volume 84: debated on Tuesday 22 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has received from staff of Welsh plant breeding station at Aberystwyth regarding expenditure cuts and future plans for the station, and if he will make a statement.

I have received letters from two members of staff expressing concern about the recently announced expenditure cuts at the Welsh plant breeding station.I am aware of the concern that has been expressed regarding the future of the WPBS and I discussed the situation with Lord Selborne the chairman of the Agricultural and Food Research Council on 30 September 1985. The council is considering its forward policy and is expected to issue a statement shortly.