HC Deb 01 April 1981 vol 2 c120W
Mr. McTaggart

asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether it is planned to transfer the Liverpool outstation of the Laboratory of the Government Chemist to new premises in Liverpool; and if he will ensure that in any consideration of such a transfer, a comparison between the costs of moving to the Glasgow outstation the work at present carried out in Liverpool, and the move of the Liverpool work to new premises in Liverpool, is carried out.

Mr. Michael Marshall

We are considering the pros and cons of re-using laboratory premises in Liverpool at present used by MAFF, which are due to be vacated in mid-1982. We will, of course, look carefully at the costs of such a transfer in comparison with other options. I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to his question on 17 December 1980.