§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to offer tax incentives to encourage companies in the United Kingdom to invest in industrial research and development.
§ Mr. Dorrell
My right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster's recent White Paper on science and technology reiterated our view that we do not consider there to be a case for further general tax incentives for spending on research and development.