§ Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Minister of Technology if he has yet completed his discussion on the Industrial Liaison Centre, Aberdeen, with the Scottish Education Department, and if as a consequence he will now make a statement on the future effective development of 423W technology, the organisation and increase of staff there and the Aberdeen industries which will be affected by its plans for the future.
§ Mr. Fowler
After discussions with the Scottish Education Department, the Ministry of Technology has now assumed the major financial responsibility for the Industrial Liaison Centre in Aberdeen, as well as the Centres at Dundee and Paisley.
Ways of increasing the effectiveness of the useful contribution to local technology which the Aberdeen Centre already makes, are to be explored with the Principal of Robert Gordon's Institute.
It is not feasible, at this stage, to identify the benefits to particular industries which may result.