§ Mr. Llew Smith
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what information he has received from the European Chemical Industry Council, CEFIC, on its programme, Sustech-1; and what support is being given by the European Commission's industry directorate and research directorate to the Sustech programme.
§ Mr. Sainsbury
We have had no contact with CEFIC or the European Commission on the Sustech proposal, although officials have been appraised of the proposal by one company closely involved in it. I understand that development of the proposal is still at an early stage.