HC Deb 10 January 1989 vol 144 cc480-1W
Sir Ian Lloyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) what is his policy on providing additional funds for the upgrading of standards in animal research laboratories when this is known to be the direct result of higher safety or other operating standards imposed by legislation;

(2) whether, in determining the funding requirements of animal research laboratories within the public sector, he will take into account any additional direct costs imposed entirely as a consequence of enhanced security arrangements resulting from raids carried out on such laboratories with the object of disrupting, damaging or destroying their work.

Mr. Jackson

The total resources available for higher education and science are distributed taking into account the needs of individual institutions, but that distribution is not determined in detail by my Department.