§ Mr. Alton
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to encourage British and overseas companies with interests in advanced computer technology to help finance projects to explore the potential uses of advanced computer technology in the university curriculum; what study he has made in this context of Project Athena at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Butcher
My Department has taken no specific initiative in this area. The use of advanced computer technology in the university curriculum is primarily a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education and Science, and I am aware of the steps that he has been taking.