§ Mr. Chris Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what will be the impact on his budgets for research into air pollution from motor vehicles of recent announcements relating to Warren Spring Laboratory.
§ Mr. Key
Transitional costs of moving work from Warren Spring Laboratory to the new national environmental technology centre will not fall upon the Department's budgets in the area mentioned.
We shall continue to let contracts to the best available contractors and, if the new centre maintains the same standards as the laboratory, I would expect the volume of work placed there to be at a similar level.