§ Lord Kilmany
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What plans they have in mind for further research into the utilisation of bracken in Scotland.
§ Minister of State, Scottish Office (Lord Gray of Contin)
Her Majesty's Government have no plans in mind to fund further research into the utilisation of bracken in Scotland. I understand, however, that the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, which has been investigating the potential of vegetation, including bracken, as an alternative source of energy, is seeking a research grant from the European Community for a project on bracken in south-west Scotland.1621WA