§ Mr. Crosland
I have received from several sources, copies of a memorandum prepared by the staff of the John Innes Institute. To most of these I have already replied along the lines of my reply to my hon. Friend on 14th June, except that I was also able to add that the negotiations between the University of East Anglia and the John Innes Trustees had reached their final stages and a statement could be expected in the near future. I could not anticipate this statement and I did not think it unreasonable to ask people to suspend judgment until this statement was made.