§ Q4. Mr. Renton
asked the Prime Minister whether she has any plans to meet leaders of the Confederation of British Industry to discuss the need to develop new technologies in Great Britain.
§ The Prime Minister
I take every opportunity to stress to the leaders of industry, and to the companies I visit, the importance of developing and adopting new technologies.
Last February I chaired a meeting of the National Economic Development Council, which includes CBI leaders, at which papers on electronics and new technologies were discussed.
In May I held a reception in Downing Street for some 90 representatives of industry, trades unions, universities, and the financial world, at which they were given a presentation on information technology and its importance to industry and the economy.
In December I will be speaking at the information technology conference to be held in the Barbican to mark the end of IT Year.