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The advice also covers the interaction between the national park provisions in the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 and the Environment Bill, and the effect that local government reorganisation will have on the process of establishing Welsh national park authorities.
The Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Earl Howe): My right honourable Friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and the Director General of Research Councils have discussed the allocations and have
|Allocations for 199596||£ million|
|Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council||161.631|
|Economic and Social Research Council||61,232|
|Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council||365,702|
|Medical Research Council||277.809|
|Natural Environment Research Council||155,483|
|Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council||196,367|
|Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils||1,500|
|Additional Funding for LINK schemes (to be allocated to Research Councils in due course||3,000|
|Royal Academy of Engineering||2,617|
|Research Council's Pension Scheme||33,298|
In making these allocations, my right honourable friend needs to ensure that momentum is maintained with implementing the Science, Engineering and Technology White Paper Realising Our Potential. He has, therefore, decided that some 5 per cent. of the Science Budget should be targeted to priority initiatives aimed specifically at taking White Paper issues forward. Further details are set out in the paper Allocation of the Science Budget 199596, copies of which have been placed in the Library of the House.
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