§ Mr. J. Robertson
asked the Parliamentary Secretary for Science how many development contracts have been placed by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research with private industry; and what was the number of these placed in Scotland.17W
§ Mr. Denzil Freeth
As I stated in the House on Thursday, two of the Department's new major development contracts have so far been placed.
Neither of these have been placed in Scotland but an important part of the work of one of them is likely to go there. My noble Friend and D.S.I.R. would be happy to receive applications from Scottish industry, and subject to technical merits and the availability of funds these would receive sympathetic consideration.