§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make it his policy to develop a national technology strategy for Wales.
§ Mr. David Hunt
I already have a policy which actively encourages the strengthening of the technology base in Wales. This includes maximising the use in Wales of Government support means such as SMART, SPUR, STRIDE and other technology transfer schemes.
In addition, other initiatives such as the creation of Imperial Park, the formation of the Welsh relay centre and the publication by the WDA of the "Welsh Academic Directory" are designed to assist.