§ Mr. Latham
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will make a statement on his decision regarding the future of the British Geological Survey, following the report of Sir Clifford Butler, a copy of which he has received.
§ Sir Trevor Skeet
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he proposes to make a statement on Sir Clifford Butler's report on geological surveying.
The recommendations of the report of the study group into geological surveying, chaired by Sir Clifford Butler, that fall to be considered by Government are being discussed with the Departments concerned. My right hon. Friend will make a statement when these consultations have been completed.