§ Mr. Arnold
asked the Prime Minister what are the duties and responsibilities of the chief scientific adviser to the Government.
§ The Prime Minister
The post of chief scientific adviser to the Government was last held by Sir Alan Cottrell in 1974. The present arrangements for scientific advice are set out in the Government's observations on the First Report of the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology, Session 1981–82—on Science and Government—published as Cmnd. 8591.