HC Deb 11 December 1984 vol 69 c453W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what action he intends to take on the report from the science policy research unit at Sussex university, a copy of which has been sent to him, on the decline of the United Kingdom's share of world scientific research.

Mr. Brooke

The Advisory Board for the Research Councils advises my right hon. Friend on his responsibilities for civil science. It is thus for the ABRC in the first instance to assess the significance of this particular report and to advise accordingly. The recent announcement of extra money for the science budget confirms that the Government attach the greatest importance to maintaining the health and vigour of British science.