§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the number of research projects(a) currently being undertaken or (b) commissioned by his Department; and if he will list the subjects of research and dates for publication in each case.
§ Mr. Heseltine
My Department is currently managing just over 1,000 research contracts on environmental protection, planning, local government, housing and construction. These contracts are expected to produce a corresponding number of reports over the next two years. It would not be practicable to list the expected publication date of each.