HC Deb 07 July 1986 vol 101 c3W
Mr. Viggers

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what advantages to the Welsh economy he envisages from participation in the strategic defence initiative.

Mr. Nicholas Edwards

Contracts awarded to Welsh companies as a result of participation in the SDI research programme will provide direct stimulus to the Welsh economy, strengthen the technological base and assist the retention and growth of technical and scientific expertise in Wales to the benefit of other high-tech industries based in the Principality.

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