HC Deb 29 June 1983 vol 44 c76W
40. Mr. Kenneth Carlisle

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much the Government have allocated to support for new technology in the current financial year; and how this compares with 1979

Mr. Kenneth Baker

My Department's support for new technologies is provided largely through its programme for scientific and technological assistance. The 1983–84 provision for that programme is £330 million; the comparative 1978–79 expenditure was £106 million. In addition, provision totalling about £25 million has been made for 1983–84 for measures under the Industrial Development Act 1982 specifically concerning the further development and application of new technologies.