§ Mr. Batiste
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the meeting of the European Community's Council of Ministers (Research) held on 29 June.
§ Mr. Butcher
The Community's Council of Ministers (Research) met on 29 June 1984 in Luxembourg; I represented Her Majesty's Government. The Council adopted decisions on new structures and procedures for advising the Commission on the formulation and management of EC research programmes, and on the responsibilities of the board of governors of the joint research centre. The Council also held an exchange of views on priorities in Community research and on research programmes concerned with biotechnology, non-nuclear energy, basic technologies, radiation protection, and the stimulation of European co-operation and scientific and technical interchange.