HC Deb 27 April 1965 vol 711 c202
15. Mr. Bence

asked the Minister of Technology what steps he is taking to co-operate with research associations to promote programming techniques in industry.

Mr. Marsh

The industrial Operations Unit in the Department is actively encouraging Research Associations to apply modern management aids for programming industrial operations by undertaking specific studies for them and by providing training courses. At least fifteen research associations now employ staff on work of this kind.

Mr. Bence

I thank my hon. Friend for that reply, which reveals the tremendous dynamism which is being put into expanding and developing British industry. Will he give an assurance that the pace at which we are moving will be continued over the next four years?

Mr. Marsh

I am afraid that I could not give an assurance of that nature. One of the attractive features of Socialism is that it is a process of continuous improvement.