§ Mr. Flynn
To ask the President of the Board of Trade, pursuant to his oral answer of 11 May,Official Report, column 361, if he will make a statement on plans to intervene to ensure that the production of semi-conductors by Inmos Ltd. continues at Newport, Gwent.
§ Mr. David Hunt
I have been asked to reply.
Following extensive discussion, the European Commission ruled out United Kingdom Government assistance at the exceptionally high level sought by this company to develop its operation at Newport. We have made it clear that the Government remain ready to explore further with the company whether there is any alternative basis on which assistance might be provided.