HC Deb 24 July 1990 vol 177 c221W
Mr. Matthew Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for South Shields (Dr. Clark),Official Report, 5 June, column 497 (a) on what date Dr. W. B. Martin became director of the Moredun research institute and (b) what research projects into scrapie were initiated by the Moredun research institute while Dr. W. B. Martin was its director.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

Dr. W. B. Martin took up appointment as director of the Moredun research institute on 1 July 1977. During the period of his directorship, studies on changes in the brain of sheep exposed to scrapie agents were initiated at the institute, together with a programme of field observation work.