HC Deb 23 July 1998 vol 316 c695W
Mr. Jack

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) if he will make a statement on the effect that the outcome of the Comprehensive Spending Review will have on the future funding of public-good research into the horticulturally related areas of(a) GMOs, (b) reduction in pesticides usage and (c) food quality; [51457]

(2) pursuant to the Comprehensive Spending Review of the amount of money spent on agriculture and horticulture research by his Ministry with outside bodies, if it will remain unchanged in real terms. [51486]

Dr. John Cunningham

Precise budget allocations to individual MAFF programmes have not yet been finalised. The Ministry's expenditure plans for the years 1999–2000, 2000–01 and 2001–02 will be announced as soon as possible.