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Volume 127: debated on Thursday 11 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what proposals he has to change the contractual agreements between his Department and scientists and social scientists relating to the publication of results obtained in the course of research undertaken on behalf of his Department;(2) what restrictions are presently imposed upon the publication of results by persons contracted to undertake research on behalf of his Department.

I refer the hon. Member to the reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Eastleigh (Sir D. Price) on 1 December 1987, at column 562.