§ 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.