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Volume 124: debated on Thursday 17 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science when he proposes to decide on United Kingdom funding of the planned ESRF (synchrotron radiation) facility at Grenoble.

I wrote to the chairman of the ESRF provisional council on 11 December informing 11 him of the United Kingdom's willingness to fund a 10 per cent. share of the construction costs of the proposed European synchrotron radiation facility. Discussions with other prospective partners are continuing.