§ Mr. Needham
asked the Secretary of State for Industry what was the cost of the exhibition of microelectronic technology mounted by his Department in the Upper Waiting Hall from 26 November to 7 December.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
The display material employed in this exhibition was designed and produced some time ago for use nationally in connection with the microelectronics awareness activities of the Department under the MAP. It has been used several times before and the House of Commons exhibition was therefore mounted at only marginal cost. The various items of equipment on show were loaned free of charge by the manufacturers.