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Chemical Defence Establishment

Volume 928: debated on Friday 18 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of the resources of the Chemical Defence Establishment at the Microbiological Research Establishment, Porton Down, are provided by his Department.

All the resources of the Chemical Defence Establishment and the Microbiological Research Establishment are provided by the Ministry of Defence. In 1975–76 repayment for services to non-Defence customers offset total costs to the extent of 3 per cent. at the Chemical Defence Establishment and 32 per cent. at the Microbiological Research Establishment.