An interdepartmental committee, set up to examine the legal and constitutional difficulties, is close to completing its work.
So it wasn't just a failure of technology, it was a failure of interdepartmental planning and coordination.
I gather a recent London interdepartmental meeting considered the question and decided to continue to receive the material.
Interdisciplinary studies courses frequently are arranged through interdepartmental programs in which more than two academic departments offer courses together.
The question of making the grant available was one for interdepartmental consideration and a decision would probably be made at an early date.
The action plan published by the interdepartmental committee on science, technology and innovation called for more investment in R & D in the coming decade.
Also, interdepartmental coordination should improve.
An interdepartmental committee set up in 1903 drew a shocking picture of the nation's children - malnourished, poorly housed, and deprived.
The department has just published draft guidance from an interdepartmental group for consultation.
‘We need a more cohesive approach and one interdepartmental body would achieve this,’ Ms Maddock stated.