§ Mr. Dobson
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on Government-funded research into legionnaire's disease, giving details of each project funded since 1979, including the grant or budget, the number of researchers involved, the date of commencement of the project and the date of completion in the case of each project.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
[pursuant to his reply, 16 May 1985, c. 255]: Since 1979 research into Legionnaire's disease has been carried out in the laboratories of the Public Health Laboratory Services and in universities. Available information on Government-funded research is in the table.
§ Mr. Butler
The Royal small arms factory at Enfield is now preparing for production of the first batch of the new infantry small arms weapon system, SA 80. This order is for 175,000 weapons and will provide the factory with a good base load for the next four years. There are a number of other Ministry of Defence orders in prospect. However, as with the other divisions of Royal Ordnance plc, the future work load of Enfield will depend on its ability to win orders from MOD and elsewhere in a competitive and commercial environment.