§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if she will make a statement on the future of the fisheries laboratory experimental station in Conwy.
§ Mr. Jack
The fisheries laboratory at Conwy is one of the four laboratories that comprise the directorate of fisheries research—DFR. Like most public sector research establishments, DFR is subject to the efficiency scrutiny announced on 2 February 1994 by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Within DFR a study is also taking place of all the directorate's laboratory sites to identify options and potential savings and efficiency gains which may be appropriate for the future.