HL Deb 13 January 1981 vol 416 c36WA
Lord Craigton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they are satisfied that the findings resulting from the research into sulphur emissions by CEGB and the Californian Electric Power Research Institute using a Meteorological Office aeroplane will be accepted as authoritative by the nations and conservation interests concerned; and if not whether they will take steps to ensure this and whether they will ensure that the report is published.

The Earl of Avon

Her Majesty's Government are not sponsoring the work on sulphur emissions being undertaken by the CEGB and the US Electric Power Research Institute but we are aware of it. We are satisfied that the work is being conducted to the highest scientific standards and that the results will, therefore, command respect.

It is the normal practice of the CEGB and the Meteorological Office to publish the results of work of this nature.