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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th November 1988.

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Photo of Nigel Griffiths Nigel Griffiths , Edinburgh South 12:00 am, 9th November 1988

Clearly, the Minister is ill informed about the previous subject. Is he aware that the Barnes review, with its threat to near market research, is threatening institutes, such as the Moredun research institute and King's buildings in Edinburgh, is threatening to cut 1,500 jobs nationally and £30 million off the budget, although many of these institutes have already gone out and got a great deal of sponsorship and support from private industry, and is threatening to deal a mortal blow to them?