§ Mr. William Shelton
I recognise and applaud the pronounced strengthening of links between industry and scientific training and research institutions which has recently taken place. I accept however that there is a continuing need to foster and improve these relationships. To this end, the Government have recently asked the Advisory Council for Applied Research and Development, in collaboration with the Advisory Board for the Research Councils, to undertake a study of the current arrangements for co-operation between the academic institutions and industry in research and technology. Details of the study have still to be settled.