§ Q41. Mrs. René e Short
asked the Prime Minister what discussions she has had with her European Economic Community partners on Community support for biotechnology.
§ The Prime Minister
I have had no discussions with my European colleagues about Community support for biotechnology. Discussions have, however, taken place at official level about a Commission proposal for a collaborative research programme on biomolecular engineering, but those discussions are not yet sufficiently advanced for the matter to be considered by the Council.