HC Deb 18 July 1989 vol 157 c105W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he last visited the Building Research Establishment; and what was discussed.

Mr. Trippier

My right hon. Friend last visited the Building Research Establishment on 5 August 1987. On that occasion, he saw several of the establishment's research projects, and discussed progress in implementing the recommendations of the report by Lord Chilver and Sir Peter Harrop on the future role and operations of the BRE. Since then, he has announced that it is a candidate for executive agency status within his Department.