HC Deb 04 March 1981 vol 1000 cc117-8W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Prime Minister if she will give details of the new award to stimulate better use by British businesses of engineering and scientific talent at universities and polytechnics, referred to in her speech to the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee.

The Prime Minister

The purpose of the proposed award is to encourage co-operation between higher education and industry to improve the competitiveness of industry and commerce. It will recognise outstanding work in education and training, research, consultancy and entrepreneurship, of direct benefit to industrial and commercial performance. It is hoped to launch the scheme in about two months time, when further details will be given.