HC Deb 25 July 1979 vol 971 cc260-1W
75. Mr. James Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with EEC Ministers regarding a research programme in climatology with a view to greater under standing of the natural forces that influence climate.

Mr. Pattie

The Meteorological Office, for which I am responsible, has been involved in discussions on an EEC research programme on climatology. A detailed proposal, which will form the basis for offering contracts to research institutions within member States, has been agreed by the EEC Scientific and Technical Committee—CREST—and is expected to be approved soon by the Council of Ministers.

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