HC Deb 14 December 1983 vol 50 c481W
47. Mr. Simon Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he will announce the guidelines governing the sharing of exploitation of publicly funded research between the British Technology Group and the research councils; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Butcher

Discussions on new guidelines to replace the existing arrangements are now under way with the various parties concerned, and the timing of an announcement will be dependent on the progress of these discussions.