HC Deb 09 July 1969 vol 786 c253W
41. Mr. Raymond Fletcher

asked the Minister of Technology if he will take steps to ensure that British-owned manufacturers of electronic semiconductors and integrated circuits are able to compete with United States manufacturers able to sell at marginal costs in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Benn

At my request the National Research Development Corporation is investing just under £5 million in the development and manufacture of microelectronic devices by the three main British-owned firms in this field.