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Charles Darwin

Volume 82: debated on Monday 8 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what finance he makes available to the Natural Environment Research Council for the study of tectonic changes by scientists on royal research ship Charles Darwin; and what is his policy on financing long-term research on tectonic change.

My Department does not fund any study of tectonic changes by scientists on royal research ship Charles Darwin. However, my Department has contributed to the international phase of oceangraphic drilling and has offered support to the new ocean drilling programme.