HC Deb 21 October 1971 vol 823 c174W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if, in view of the work of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in spreading knowledge of developments in the scientific field and making it possible for the interchange of knowledge about developments in a wide range of disciplines, she will consider making a grant to assist the Association to continue and expand its work; and if she will make a statement.

Mrs. Thatcher

The Association, which is an independent body, has been told that when the period for the present grant ends in 1973, my Department will consider giving support only in respect of specific services that may be required by the Department. The Association is now exploring the possibility of other sources of help.