§ 27. Mr. Gwilym Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will set up a working party to consider the availability of robots in British manufacturing industry, with a view to funding their production within the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
The Advisory Committee on Research and Development has recently reported to the Government on joining and assembly techniques including the use of robots. The Government are already funding a number of projects relating to the use and production of robots in the United Kingdom. In view of this, I consider a further study unnecessary and that the emphasis should now be on practical application.