§ Mr. Chapman
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what proportion of the reduction in the agricultural research Vote of £10 million for 1986–87 and £20 million for 1987–88 he estimates will be replaced by industry and private research funding bodies, respectively.
§ Mr. Jopling
Consultations are in progress with all sectors on the arrangements by which the industry might contribute to the future funding of research and development from which it benefits. At this stage it is not possible to indicate what the proportion of funds coming from different sources will be.