HC Deb 08 May 1987 vol 115 c542W
Mr. Dalyell

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science for what reason publication of the Butler report on geological surveying has been delayed.

Mr. Walden

I understand that the Advisory Board for the Research Councils and the Natural Environment Research Council, which jointly commissioned the study group into geological surveying chaired by Sir Clifford Butler, received the report on 29 April. It is for those two bodies to decide on what recommendation to make to my right hon. Friend concerning publication.