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Warren Spring Laboratory

Volume 229: debated on Thursday 22 July 1993

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To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on the reasons for the timing of the publication of the fact that he had called for a review of Warren Spring Laboratory in relation to his announcement of his decision to (a) review his Department's laboratories and (b) close Warren Spring Laboratory.

I have nothing to add to the earlier announcements which my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade made and to which the hon. Member refers.

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on the future of competition among environmental technology establishments following the closure of Warren Spring Laboratory.

I expect competition amongst the many public and private sector environmental technology establishments to remain vigorous.