HC Deb 04 November 1986 vol 103 c369W
Mr. Spearing

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will give details of any changes made in plans for the concentration of units of the Tropical Development Research Institute at Chatham since he made the initial announcement.

Mr. Chris Patten

There have been no changes to the plan announced by my right hon. Friend the Member for Aylesbury (Mr. Raison), the then Minister for Overseas Development, on 5 September 1985 for the relocation of the Tropical Development and Research Institute and the Land Resources Development Centre to a single site at the Chatham maritime development area. Detailed planning is continuing and the move is expected to be completed during 1988.