HC Deb 04 July 1973 vol 859 c132W
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.