§ Mr. Meacher
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster when the Advisory Committee on Science and Technology report on "Innovation and the Tax System" was published; when its work was completed; whether its recommendations were available to Ministers when they were drawing up the Government's recent White Paper on Competitiveness; and what further work he intends the Office of Public Service and Science to do on the report's recommendations.
§ Mr. David Hunt
The report was completed in March 1994 and published on 4 July. The recommendations were available to Ministers when drawing up the White Paper on competitiveness. My Department will take account of the recommendations in continuing to promote innovation based on science, engineering and technology.