§ Mr. Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the transfer of technology was discussed at the recent Bonn CSCE conference on economic co-operation in Europe; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Redwood
Among the issues discussed at the conference was the encouragement of exchanges of know-how in a number of fields including the environment, agro-industry and food processing. Participating states also agreed to co-operate in fields such as energy conservation; raw material saving techniques; hydrocarbon technologies; and the safety of nuclear energy installations.