§ 51. Mr. Goodhart
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what resources she is making available in the next five years for the study of the climate.
§ Mrs. Thatcher
The Natural Environment Research Council supports research in the atmospheric sciences, providing the background understanding to a study of the climate and climatic change. Expenditure already envisaged for the five years 1973–74 to 1977–78 totals £174,000 and it is expected that this sum will be very considerably increased by the award of further grants during those years.