§ Mrs. Ellman
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the arrangements by which(a) the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council and (b) the Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Council are made accountable to his Department. 
§ Dr. Howells
The Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council and the Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Council are, in common with all of the Research Councils, accountable through their Chief Executives to the Director General Research Councils (DGRC) in the Office of Science and Technology of DTI. The DGRC in turn is accountable to the Permanent Secretary of DTI, who is the Accounting Officer for the Department.