§ Mr. Dalyell
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will give details of the work of the sub-committees of the Committee on Science Policy.
§ Mr. Goronwy Roberts
The Council for Scientific Policy has established from time to time working groups and subcommittees to study particular aspects of science policy. These groups include members of the Council and, when desirable, non-members who have relevant250W qualifications. These groups have no independent status, and are normally wound up when a report has been made to the Council. Working Groups on Computers for Research, Antarctic Research, and Liaison between Universities and Government Research Establishments have already completed their work. The Council has a Standing Committee on International Scientific Relations, and currently groups are studying Molecular Biology; the flow of Candidates in Science and Technology into Higher Education (in consultation with the Committee on Manpower Resources for Science and Technology); the Support of University Science; and the proposed European 300 Gev Proton Synchrotron.