HL Deb 07 November 1979 vol 402 cc978-80WA

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What conclusions were reached at the United Nations sponsored conference on Science and Technology for Development at Vienna.


The conference adopted a programme of action containing a large number of recommendations. including the establishment of a new United Nations intergovernmental committee on science and technology for development, a voluntary interim fund, and a study in preparation for a long-term financing system. The official report of the conference by the United Nations Secretariat will be placed in the Library as soon as copies are available and I shall inform the noble Lord when this is done.

House adjourned at ten minutes before eleven o'clock.