§ 83. Mr. Ian Lloyd
asked the Secretary of State for Industry when the reports of the three Advisory Council on Applied Research and Development (ACARD) committees on microprocessors will be completed and available for public distribution.
§ Mr. Cryer
The report of the first ACARD working group, on the applications of semi-conductor technology, was published on 18th September. The second working group's report, on industrial innovation, has been presented to Ministers. It will be published in the next few weeks. The report of the third working group, on the social and employment conseqences of microprocessor technology, is not expected to be completed until next year.