HC Deb 18 October 1991 vol 196 c251W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether his Department has yet made an evaluation of the 1991 report by the OECD, "Choosing Priorities in Science and Technology", in so far as it applies to the United Kingdom.

Mr. Alan Howarth

I was interested to read this report which summarises the experiences of 10 OECD countries, including the United Kingdom. The report rightly acknowledges the complexity of choosing priorities and emphasises that each country should have regard to its own traditions and political, economic, social and cultural characteristics. The report usefully contributes to the wider debate on these important questions.