HC Deb 08 December 1986 vol 107 c22W
Mr. Wareing

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he next intends to meet the National Economic Development Council to discuss research and development funding.

Mr. Giles Shaw

[pursuant to the reply, 1 December 1986; c. 434]: I attended a meeting of the National Economic Development Council on Wednesday 3 December, although R & D was not discussed on this occasion.

The council has from time to time discussed research and development funding and my right hon. Friend and I anticipate that it will be covered in future meetings since R & D is an issue which is of great importance in improving United Kingdom industrial performance.

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