§ Mr. Dobson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish a list showing for each of the past five years all research documents produced by his Department for(a) ministerial or (b) other use, showing the dates on which each piece of research was commissioned and completed and indicating whether each such piece of research was made publicly available.
§ Mr. Gummer
It would entail disproportionate cost to provide all the information requested since it is not at present held centrally. However, the Department's research is commissioned under the presumption that the results will be published. The RESLINE database, available through the London research centre, lists over 800 research reports and publications. Details of research programmes and sources of further information are given in the Department's contribution to "The Forward Look of Government-funded Science, Engineering and Technology" and in the Department's annual research market paper and research report which are available in the Library of the House.