HC Deb 16 May 1990 vol 172 c460W
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.