§ Mr. Laurance Reed
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is his policy in relation to the proposal that the fisheries research function of his Department should come under the aegis of the Natural Environment Research Council.
§ Mr. Prior
I am reviewing my Department's fisheries research function, and will arrive at decisions in consultation with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education and Science, who has responsibility for the Natural Environment Research Council, and other Ministers who have an interest in marine research.