§ Mrs. Ellman
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions are taking place in the Office of Science and Technology concerning the future of the Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils. 
§ Ms Hewitt
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State announced the terms of reference for the quinquennial review of the Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils in his reply to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Northfield (Mr. Burden) on 13 June 2000,Official Report, columns 596–97W.