§ Mr. Hooley
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many multi-purpose, as distinct from departmental, science laboratories for undergraduate teaching are at present in use in universities in the United Kingdom.
§ Mrs. Shirley Williams
I regret that this information is not available. The value of multipurpose laboratories and of other methods of making more effective use of laboratory resources is however being examined by the Laboratories Investigation Unit, sponsored jointly by my Department and the University Grants Committee.