§ Mr. Terry Davis
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will refer the proposed closure of certain research and reference facilities at the centre for applied microbiological research to the advisory committee on dangerous pathogens.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
The public health laboratory service board is still considering the future of certain research and reference facilities at Porton. We will 65W consider what advice should be sought when any final proposals are submitted to Ministers for consideration. The degree of consultation and advice necessary will depend on the content of those final proposals.