§ Mr. Salmond
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the cost of the most recent refurbishment of the food science laboratory at Torry, Aberdeen; and if he will make a statement on the proposal to close the laboratory. 
§ Mr. Waldegrave
[holding answer 9 June 1995]: The most recent refurbishment of the food science laboratory at Torry took place between 1991 and 1994 at a cost of £1,997,000. It was completed before Tony became part of the enlarged central science laboratory. As to the proposal to close the Tony laboratory, I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Erewash (Mrs. Knight) on 6 June 1995, Official Report, columns 1–2.