§ Mr. Stainton
asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will make a statement on the outcome of the advanced technology co-operation talks held between the European Economic Community Vice President and the Japanese Vice Trade Minister, with particular regard as to the fields under review and the processes by which the United Kingdom may benefit.
§ Mr. Wakeham
Discussion on co-operation between the EC and Japan in advanced technology was only one of the points covered in the talks at the end of January between Commissioner Davignon and Mr. Fujiwara, Japanese Vice Minister for international trade and industry. It was agreed in principle that the possibility of such co-operation should be considered further, but no specific areas for co-operation were identified.