§ Mr. Dalyell
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proposals he has to fund CERN; and if he will make a statement.
The United Kingdom's subscription to CERN is paid by the Science and Engineering Research Council from its grant-in-aid. Following the report of the Kendrew review into United Kingdom participation in high energy particle physics, the United Kingdom proposed a review of CERN with a view to identifying savings that would reduce the subscription of member states. The CERN Council agreed to set up such a review under the chairmanship of Professor Abragam and the final report is expected within the next month.