§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many industrial 497W development units are still in existence at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom; where they are located; and whether he plans any further units or a contraction of present activities.
§ Mr. Gregor Mackenzie
Provision for departmental grant aid to the units has now ceased and all responsibility for the units lies with the universities concerned. There were seven of these units, which I understand all still exist. They are located as follows: the Cranfield Institute of Technology; the University of Leeds; the University of Salford; the University of Newcastle; the University of Strathclyde; the University College of North Walts; Bangor; the University College of Swansea.
My Department does not plan sponsor any further units.