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Butler Report

Volume 115: debated on Friday 8 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science for what reason publication of the Butler report on geological surveying has been delayed.

I understand that the Advisory Board for the Research Councils and the Natural Environment Research Council, which jointly commissioned the study group into geological surveying chaired by Sir Clifford Butler, received the report on 29 April. It is for those two bodies to decide on what recommendation to make to my right hon. Friend concerning publication.