§ Mr. Normanton
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on the policy which the Government propose should be adopted by the European Economic Community as far as energy research is concerned; and whether it is intended to proceed by indirect action in accordance with the views expressed by the European Parliament on this matter.
§ Mr. John Smith
The Government accept the policy which the Council of the European Communities has adopted for science and technology, including energy research, set out in Council resolutions of 14th January 1974 (OJ No. C7, 29th January 1974).
In one of these, the Council emphasised that the approach adopted should be whatever is most effective in the circumstances. The specific projects discussed at the Council on 15th-16th July will be carried out by indirect action.280W
around£4,500 per annum and what increases they have received to date.