§ Mr. Livingstone
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his answer of 1 December 1992,Official Report, column 86, if the university scientists working on the research projects mentioned have been able to publish the results of these projects in open scientific literature.
§ Mr. Hurd
As made clear in the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to the hon. Member on 1 December 1992, at column86, the research commissioned is confined to unclassified subjects. We retain proprietary rights over the research, but the results may be published by the relevant academic institution, if it wishes.