HC Deb 05 February 1973 vol 850 cc4-5W
25. Mr. Leadbitter

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on EEC proposals for research and development finance and how they affect the United Kingdom.

Mr. Chataway

The EEC Commission has prepared a programme of research and development, in the main for five years, at a total cost of 237 million units of account. Most of this is to be carried out at the Joint Research Centre of Euratom. The Member countries have so far failed to agree on the details of the programme or on its total cost. Discussion continues this afternoon in the Council of Ministers.