§ 31. Mr. Strang
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he intends to provide selective financial support for research and development projects aimed at meeting the needs of offshore operators in very deep water areas as recommended by the IMEG report.
§ Mr. Anthony Grant
Applications for support for research and development related to deep water technology will continue to be given full consideration particularly against the background of the IMEG report. The Ship and Marine Technology Requirements Board is giving special attention to IMEG's recommendations.