HC Deb 18 March 1968 vol 761 cc9-10W
Mr. Ian Lloyd

asked the Minister of Technology what reappraisal he has made of his policy as a result of the observations of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development report on Science Policy in the United States of America on the extent of spin-off or the indirect consequences of Government sponsored research and development.

Mr. Benn

The report is being carefully studied. In so far as it is concerned with the rapid application of science to production, the Industrial Expansion Bill will be a useful new instrument available to my Department and the Government generally.