§ Mr. Sims
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what consultations he has 43W held concerning the proposal to move the Laboratory of the Government Chemist to West Cumbria; whether the change of location will affect the extent to which his Department uses the Laboratory's services; and what proportion of samples sent to the Laboratory by his Department would continue to be sent there after the move to the new location has been effected.
§ Dr. Gilbert
The Ministry of Defence was consulted by the Laboratory of the Government Chemist about the move to West Cumbria. The number of samples to be sent to Cumbria is expected to be similar to the quantities curently analysed in the London Laboratory.