HC Deb 29 June 1983 vol 44 cc73-4W
26. Mr. Greenway

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will encourage British industry to make better use of British talent for production design and design engineering.

Mr. Butcher

We are doing so already. This Government have been actively encouraging British industry to recognise the importance of all aspects of design in ensuring the market success of products. In particular, we encourage, through our "Design for Profit" campaign, the use of the funded consultancy scheme which draws on British design consultancy expertise. and we are supporting longer term action to educate existing and future generations of managers in the effective use of British design resources. I intend to continue this policy vigorously and am undertaking a thoroughgoing review of policy on design.