HC Deb 24 July 1990 vol 177 c168W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, further to the reply of 15 December 1989,Official Report, column 848, how much money has so far been contributed to the International Peto Institute; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Scott

In my reply of 15 December at column848, I indicated that the Government proposed to commit £5 million from Government funds over four years towards the capital costs of the International Peto Institute subject to conclusion of a satisfactory agreement covering access for children and trainee conductors, and to satisfactory progress with construction. I also indicated that we proposed to stimulate interest in the private and voluntary sectors with a view to raising a similar amount from those sources.

Discussions are continuing on these issues and I hope to make a further statement in the near future.