To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on the reasons for preferring the creation of the National Environmental Technology Centre to the relocation of Warren Spring Laboratory to the Welwyn Garden City site acquired in July 1992.
[holding answer 13 July 1993]: The reasons were given in the reply which my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Blaby (Mr. Robathan) on 10 June, Official Report, columns 303–4. A copy of the PA report has since been placed in the House of Commons Library.