HC Deb 30 October 1990 vol 178 cc434-5W
Dr. Bray

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will give details of any proposed new schemes for the financial support of single company research projects; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

[holding answer 29 October 1990]: I have reviewed recently our support of research and development for small and medium-sized enterprises. As a result we plan to announce, early in the new year, a scheme to provide support for single companies for product and process development. At present, I am unable to give further details as the operation of the scheme has still to be agreed and European Commission approval obtained.