§ Dr. Strang
To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many scientists were employed on Government-funded projects at the Institute of Food Research by his Department on(a) the most recent date available and (b) 31 March (i) 1995, (ii) 1990, (iii) 1985 and (iv) 1980. 
§ Mr. Ian Taylor
Data on numbers of scientists employed on Government-funded projects at the Institute of Food Research is not readily available. However, in 1995–96, a total of 316 scientist—staff in post—were employed at IFR, and Government-funded projects accounted for approximately 79 per cent. of IFR funding: 46 per cent. from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, 28 per cent. from MAFF and 5 per cent. from other Government users. Comparable funding data is not available for the earlier years.