HC Deb 01 December 1964 vol 703 cc54-5W
91. Sir Ian Orr-Ewing

asked the Joint Under-Secretary of State for Education and Science, as representing the Minister of Technology, what amount of Government financial support will be given to automation in the current financial year; and what firms are in receipt of this Government assistance.

Mr. Boyden

Many Government organisations are supporting automation in various forms, but since automation is essentially an industrial process rather than a defined area of industry it is not possible to estimate the total amount of financial assistance which is being given or to identify all the firms which are receiving it.