HC Deb 21 March 1991 vol 188 c172W
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.