HC Deb 27 November 1985 vol 87 cc587-8W
31. Mr. Andy Stewart

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to encourage the use of new technology in industry.

Mr. Pattie

The Government's policies to create and maintain a business climate that encourages and rewards enterprise will stimulate improvements in industrial research and development and will help to encourage industry to develop and exploit new technology.

In addition, my Department offers a range of assistance under the Industrial Development Act 1982 and the Science and Technology Act 1965 to help suitable projects.