HC Deb 06 March 1969 vol 779 c137W
23. Mr. Kimball

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will ensure that the appointment of a director to the proposed Natural Environment Research Council's New Forest research unit is not made or advertised till a review of the need for such a unit has been completed.

Mrs. Shirley Williams

No. As indicated in my reply on the 5th February, 1969 to the noble Lord, the Member for Edinburgh, North (Earl of Dalkeith) and the hon. Member for Galloway (Mr. Brewis), I am satisfied that the decision of the Natural Environment Research Council to establish a Forestry Research Institute was reached only after a most careful review.—[Vol. 777, c. 114.]