HC Deb 11 April 1967 vol 744 c960
Mr. David Price

asked the Minister of Technology whether he will take steps to shift the emphasis in Government-sponsored research and development work from Government establishments to universities and industry.

Mr. Benn

It is my intention to encourage as much of this research as possible in industry, and to see that research in Government establishments is more closely geared to industrial needs.

Industrial research in universities is already growing.

Mr. Price

We welcome that reply. Will the right hon. Gentleman undertake to keep the House informed of the progress which is made?

Mr. Benn

I certainly will.