HC Deb 25 February 1985 vol 74 cc7-8W
Mr. Pawsey

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to establish an automated manufacturing technical centre of excellence in Warwickshire.

Mr. Butcher

I explained the position in my reply to the hon. Member for Coventry, North-west (Mr. Robinson) on 12 December 1984 at column495. Since then Austin Rover and Warwick university have announced an advanced technology centre to be sited on the campus. My officials are in discussion with both parties with a view to promoting the adoption of AMT, particularly in the automotive industry and its suppliers, through the centre.