§ Mr. Livingstone
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many papers in the Technical Memoranda652W series of technical papers produced by the Chemical and Biological Defence Establishment, Porton Down, are currently unclassified; when the series of papers (a) started and (b) finished; and how many papers have so far been produced in the series. 
§ Mr. Spellar
This is a matter for the Chief Executive of the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency. I have asked the Chief executive to write to my hon. Friend.
Letter from John Chisholm to Mr. Ken Livingstone, dated 17 December 1998:I have been asked to reply to your question about the Technical Memorandum series of technical papers produced by the Chemical and Biological Defence Sector of the Defence evaluation and Research Agency at Porton Down. This series of internal technical reports started in September 1980 and finished in June 1994. It contains over 100 reports, of which 17 are unclassified.I hope that this is helpful.