HL Deb 10 July 1981 vol 422 cc990-1WA
Lord Kennet

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What steps are now proposed, in the light of the Defence Review, to ensure that the Naval Hydrographer's non-naval work should now be funded by the Department of Trade or by another civil department.

The Minister of State for Defence Procurement (Viscount Trenchard)

The decisions announced by my right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Defence on 25th June do not entail any change in the present arrangements for funding the Hydrographer's activities. This does not rule out the possibility of alternative funding arrangements at some future date.