To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if his Department has allocated any resources and support personnel to the international geosphere-biosphere programme in its current evaluation of the greenhouse problem and prospective solutions.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
No. Funding of international non-governmental sciences is a matter for the Royal Society and the research councils and is the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education and Science. This Department is currently reviewing its own support of climate change research and will take a close interest in the progress of the IGBP.