§ Mr. Fabricant
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the cost of all research undertaken by his Department since May 1997, excluding the cost of green papers and other public consultation documents drafted by his officials; and if he will list in each case the organisations which undertook that research. 
§ Mr. Fatchett
[holding answer 30 July 1998]: The FCO maintains a specialised cadre of Research Analysts, who provide research support to the Office as a whole. The approximate annual cost of this research facility is £3 million. Specialised and ad hoc research is done by other departments including Economic Advisers, Legal Advisers and the Library and Records Department. This is only part of their duties and expenditure on such research is not managed centrally.