§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the publication date for the research study commissioned from Nautilus Consultants in June on economic aspects of discarding. 
§ Ms Quin
The research study is jointly funded by MAFF, the Commission and the Dutch and French Governments and involves consultants from UK, France and Netherlands. Nautilus Consultants is the UK Contractor. The project commenced in June and is expected to take about 18 months to complete. It is intended that the results will be published but it is too early to give a precise date for publication.