HC Deb 18 February 1980 vol 979 cc63-4W
Mr. Ian Lloyd

asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether, following the recommendations of the joint Royal Society, Advisory Board for Research Councils and Advisory Councils of Applied Research and Development report, under the chairmanship of Dr. A. Spinks, he will co-sponsor the Centre for Applied Microbiological Research at Porton Down.

Mr. David Mitchell

I refer to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 6 February—[Vol. 978, c. 243–4]—to the question by the hon. Member for Wolverhampton, North-East (Mr. Short). The Government will consider the report's recommendation when it is received.