HC Deb 19 March 1963 vol 674 c28W
44. Mr. Thomas Steele

asked the Parliamentary Secretary for Science what proposals be has had from the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research/National Research Development Corporation Joint Development Committee for the establishing of additional science-based industries in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Denzil Freeth

It is not the function of this Committee to make recommendations for the setting up of new industries, but to consider specific proposals for research and development projects. It is for industry to put forward projects for assistance through the civil development contracts procedure but to qualify these must be technologically advanced.