§ Mr. Warren
To ask the Prime Minister if she will review the operation and current value of the Rothschild principle adopted in 1972 establishing the relationship between Government Departments and research bases; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. Wakeham
I have been asked to reply.
The Government reviewed this matter in 1987. I refer my hon. Friend to paragraph 21 of the White Paper on civil research and development (Cm 185) which the Government published in response to the First Report of the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology.