§ Mr. Llew Smith
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what contribution his Department plans to make to the conference on EC research and development organised by the European Commission to be held in Coventry on 2 April.
§ Mr. Leigh
My Department has not been asked to contribute to the one-day conference on EC research and development organised by Coventry university on 2 April. However, an official will be attending the conference.
The Office of Science and Technology, which is responsible for co-ordinating all United Kingdom policy on EC R and D, will be providing a speaker.