§ Dr. Moonie
To ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he will designate one of his Ministers to be responsible for his Department's contribution to the Government's science and technology "Forward Look".
§ Mr. McLoughlin
[holding answer 16 June 1993]: Paragraph 2.37 of the recent White Paper "Realising Our Potential—A Strategy for Science, Engineering and Technology" describes the preparation of the forward look by the Office of Science and Technology, arid the participation of Government Departments through the existing, well-established machinery of the official and ministerial Cabinet committees on science and technology.716W
when the scheme was expanded to additional geographical areas, the upper limit on the size of business was raised to fewer than 50 employees and the restriction of one grant per business was removed. In the financial years 1991–92 and 1992–93 the take-up of the schemes was as follows: