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Natural Environment Research Council

Volume 76: debated on Wednesday 3 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will assess the environmental implications of restructuring proposals in the Natural Environment Research Council's corporate plan 1985 to 1990.

My Department commissions research from a range of organisations including the Natural Environment Research Council, universities, Government laboratories, research associations, and the private sector. The Natural Environment Research Council is an important source of advice and we shall continue to ask the council to undertake work for us where it is the best body to do so. Its restructuring proposals are a matter for decision by it.