§ Mr. Garrett
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what Government assistance has been made available to the photonics and photonic instrumentation industry; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Butcher
My Department has received no request for financial assistance for research and development in photoemission spectroscopy. Any request for support for the development of instrumentation would be considered against the usual criteria of the support for innovation (SFI) scheme.