§ Mr. Goodhart
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether she will make direct payments in the next three years for research into climatic change.
§ Mrs. Thatcher
Research into climatic change is carried out both in the Meteorological Office and in universities. University research is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council from its share of the science budget. It is not my intention to make direct payments for research into meteorology, which is one of the objects set out in its charter, for which the Natural Environment Research Council was established.