§ Mr. Jim Marshall
asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many days of consultants' time his Department requires before approving a feasibility study under the microprocessor application programme; and whether his Department monitors reports after the studies are completed.
§ Mr. David Mitchell,
pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 26 July 1979],gave the following answer:616W
Time spent by consultants with a company prior to the submission of a formal proposal for a feasibility study is of no concern to the Department nor is the cost incurred reimbursable under map. The Department monitors all reports when studies are completed.