§ Mr. Michael Cocks
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the amount of the grant in aid from her Department to the Natural Environment Research Council for the years 1966 to 1971;and what were the amounts from this grant which went to the Geological Survey of Great Britain, the Museum of Practical Geology and overseas geological surveys, respectively.
§ Mrs. Thatcher
In 1965, the Geological Survey of Great Britain was incorporated with the Museum of Practical Geology and the overseas geological surveys into the Institute of Geological Sciences. Since then, the Geological Survey has not been costed separately. The major part of the cost of overseas geological surveys is borne by the Overseas Development Administration of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and by "customer" countries. The grant in aid from the Department of Education and Science is as follows: