HC Deb 12 January 1976 vol 903 c43W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what cost increases, during the present financial year, have arisen on work commissioned from the Agricultural Research Council and the Natural Environment Research Council that have required a supplementary provision of £4.8 million for such work.

Mr. Peart

The Supplementary Estimate was required to cover increases in the cost of salaries for scientific staff, and in the cost of laboratory supplies and equipment, together with increases in the cost of central administration and the provision of capital equipment.

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