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Warren Spring Laboratory

Volume 227: debated on Wednesday 23 June 1993

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To ask the President of the Board of Trade, pursuant to his answers to the hon. Member for Blaenau Gwent (Mr. Smith), of 27 May, Official Report, column 692 and to the hon. Member for Blaby (Mr. Robathan), of 10 June, Official Report, column 303, which organisation will inherit the Warren Spring Laboratory's membership of the European network of environmental research organisations.

I refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne, Central (Mr. Cousins) on 22 June, Official Report, column 141.

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what expenditure has been committed, either directly or in penalty clauses, to the construction of the replacement Warren Spring Laboratory in Welwyn Garden City.

[holding answer 15 June 1993]: I refer the hon. Member to my reply regarding the estimated cost of a replacement laboratory on 22 June, Official Report, column 142. Around £6 million has been committed to the purchase of the site at Welwyn Garden City and preparatory work for the construction of the replacement laboratory. The site will be resold.