HC Deb 07 February 1985 vol 72 cc665-6W
Mr. Warren

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make it his policy to make a statement to the House about any proposals for links, funded in whole or in part by Her Majesty's Government, between the United Kingdom and Japan, involving information technology development, before these are agreed between the interested parties.

Mr. Pattie

I would not wish to rule out any co-operation which is to the benefit of the United Kingdom but it must be for those companies intending to carry out the work to agree their proposals amongst themselves before seeking Government support.