HC Deb 05 August 1966 vol 733 cc196-7W
Mr. Concannon

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what were the casualty figures month by month for the last year of British troops in Borneo; how many have suffered from tropical disease in this period; how many have suffered from jungle accidents such as snake bites; and what is being done for the welfare of British troops in Borneo.

Mr. Ennals

Following is the latest information:—

participation in the United State oceano-logical programme; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Goronwy Roberts

Co-ordination and liaison with the United States programme of oceanographic research is achieved through common membership of international organisations such as the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, and a large number of working groups. In addition there is an active exchange of scientists, and liaison between individuals and institutes. For example there has been a contract between the Office of Naval Research and the Oceanographic Laboratory at Edinburgh for work in the Western North Atlantic.