§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he intends changing the functions of the engineering board of the Science Research Council to ensure greater emphasis on research and engineering design.
§ Mr. Macfarlane
The responsibilities of the engineering board of the Science Research Council are a matter for the council to determine, within the overall limits set by its charter. Over recent years the engineering board has been allocated greatly increased funds and has placed growing emphasis on the relevance to industrial needs of the research which it supports.