HC Deb 06 February 1968 vol 758 cc90-1W
Mr. Dalyell

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the external firms and organisations who have had academic or commercial relations with Microbiological Research Establishment, Porton, 1965 to 1967; and what was the value of the commercial relations.

Mr. Mason

Research has been undertaken on behalf of the Establishment by the Universities of Oxford, London, Liverpool, Birmingham and South Wales, and the Oxford College of Technology. The Establishment has undertaken work of civil interest on repayment for other Government Departments and for the Medical Research Council. No research contracts have been made with firms, but the establishment has made purchases from a wide variety of commercial suppliers. It is not the practice to give the financial value of these commercial relations.