§ Mr. Dalyell
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what advice he has received from the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals on the Hanham report on the costing of university research projects; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Alan Howarth
Universities have responded positively to the Hanham report, improving their cost-recovery procedures in the light of its recommendations. In the light of experience and with the assistance of other parties concerned, the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals is further developing the costing principles for research projects.