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Science

Volume 82: debated on Monday 1 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what opportunities are provided to improve the understanding of senior officials in his Department advising him on priorities in the allocation of the science budget of the practical working of the private sector of industry.

My right hon. Friend is advised by the Advisory Board for the Research Councils on priorities in the allocation of the science budget. Members of the ABRC include a number of senior industrialists who are able to give first hand advice on the practical working of the private sector of industry.