HC Deb 12 March 1963 vol 673 cc126-7W
52. Mr. Dalyell

asked the Parliamentary Secretary for Science if he is aware that the ad hoc Biological Research Committee of the Royal Scoiety recommended that there was need for a new institute to deal with economic microbiology; and what action he is taking to implement this recommendation.

Mr. Denzil Freeth

The Report to which the hon. Member refers was made to the Advisory Council on Scientific Policy, which has said in its own Report for 1961–62 (Cmnd. 1920) that it does not necessarily accept the views expressed at every point. The council deferred consideration of institutional changes, pending the completion of the work of its Committee on Research into Natural Resources, under Sir William Slater.