§ 57. Mr. Andrew F. Bennett
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his EEC counterparts concerning an EEC programme for high technology research; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Rifkind
The European Community already has a substantial research and development programme mainly dealing with industrial technology and management of energy resource. The French Government have recently proposed establishing a new European research co-ordinating agency which my right hon. and learned Friend has discussed informally with other European Community Foreign Ministers.