HC Deb 26 May 1966 vol 729 c138W
Mr. E. Rowlands

asked the President of the Board of Trade what progress has been made in establishing an industrial design centre for Wales in Cardiff; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Darling

The C.o.I.D. applied to me for an increased grant in 1966–67 to finance a Design Centre in Cardiff: owing to the need for economy in Government expenditure this could not be approved. I am, of course, ready to consider proposals for extensions of the Council's activities, in the light of their expected contribution to the standard of industrial design, and also in relation to other Government measures designed to improve industrial efficiency generally.