§ 61. Mr. Chapman
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will make a further statement on the progress of the project for an International Institute of Technology which is being set up under the auspices of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development with British participation.
§ Mr. Mulley
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Working Party consisting of representatives of the contributing Governments and of the original study group, met for the first time this month. It will meet again in May and June to define the objectives of the proposed Institute, and to consider questions such as legal status, 207W financing and sites. These questions are all inter-related and, while Her Majesty's Government have already agreed to contribute £10,000 towards the costs of the preparatory period, they will decide whether to support the establishment of the Institute after the Working Party reports to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation Council later this year.