HC Deb 18 July 1995 vol 263 cc1167-8W
Mr. Livingstone

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many times staff in(a) the medical division and (b) the defence microbiology division of the Chemical and Biological Defence Establishment, Porton Down, published the results of their work in scientific and other journals in the past two years; on what dates they were published; and in which journals they were published. [35566]

Mr. Arbuthnot

This is a matter for the chief executive of the defence Evaluation and Research Agency. I have therefore asked him to reply.

Letter from John Chisholm to Mr. Ken Livingstone, dated 18 July 1995:

Your Question to the Secretary of State for Defence asking how many times staff in the medical and defence microbiology divisions of the Chemical and Biological Defence Establishment have published the results of their work in scientific journals has been passed to me to reply as the Chief Executive of the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA) which now includes CBDE as one of its Divisions.Staff from these two Divisions of CBDE have had a number of papers published in scientific journals in 1993 and 1994. A list of the journals and volume of numbers appears below:

Applied and Environmental Microbiology 60(11), 1994
British Journal of Surgery 81(2), 81(3), 1994
FEMS Symposium No. 73 Proceedings 1994, 3 papers
FEMS—Microbiology Letters 110(1), 111(2–3), 1993:116(2), 1994
Government Reports—Announcement Index 14, 1994
Human Experimental Toxicology 12(1), 12(1), 12(3), 1993
Injury 24(9), 1993
Infection and Immunity 61(9), 1993
International Journal of Experimental Pathology 74(2), 1993
Journal of Immunological methods 159(1–2), 1993
Journal of Applied Toxicology 14(6), 1994
Journal of Trauma 36(3), 1994
Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps 139(3), 1993
Journal of Virological Methods 44(2–3), 1993
Lancet 342(8879), 1993

Letters in Applied Microbiology 18(4), 19(3), 19(4), 1994
Microbiological Reviews 57(2), 1993
Microbial Pathogenesis 16(4), 1994
Microbiologica 16(2), 1993: 17(2), 1994
NATO ASI Series Series A 245, 1993
Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere 23(1), 1993
Vaccine 11(12), 1993: 12(15), 1994

It is possible that other results have been published, but it has not been possible to identify these from central records in the time available to answer your question.

I hope this information is helpful.