HC Deb 28 June 1988 vol 136 c163W
Mr. Ingram

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will list those organisations consulted by his Department in the recent review of the four Department of Trade and Industry research establishments.

Mr. Butcher

Officials consulted a wide range of customers and potential customers of the research establishments. They spoke to a number of the Department's external advisors on research and development. They contacted organisations in the United Kingdom which themselves carry out research to find out how their work was commissioned and organised. Officials also sought information from a number of Her Majesty's diplomatic posts overseas on research in those countries.