HC Deb 12 November 1987 vol 122 c185W
Mr. Dalyell

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what steps Her Majesty's Government intend to propose to the Council of Ministers of the European Community to ensure that the current age profile of joint research centre staff is reversed.

Mr. Jackson

The European Commission has outlined its proposals for the reform of the joint research centre including their ideas for revitalising the staffing. We support this objective and shall be examining their proposals carefully as we believe vigorous action is necessary.