§ Dr. Bray
To ask the Prime Minister if he will appoint a Minister for Science, Technology and Research with responsibility for the co-ordination of government science and technology policy, the science budget, the research councils, common service research organisations including the Meteorological Office, and for the representation of Britain in European Community and other international science councils.
§ The Prime Minister
No. I refer the hon. Member to the reply that I gave him on 11 December at column330.