§ Sir Russell Johnston
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the United Kingdom will remove its objection to the European Community 1987–91 framework research programme.
§ Mrs. Chalker
[pursuant to her reply, 1 July 1987, c. 108]: The following is a corrected answer.
The European Council agreed that the appropriations in the budget for the 1987 financial year should he used for 161W current programmes pending the definitive adoption of the multiannual framework programme. My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister made clear our agreement that spending could continue at this year's level over the five years of the framework programme.