HC Deb 09 November 1982 vol 31 c104W
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.