HC Deb 08 February 1995 vol 254 cc311-2W
11. Mr. Pawsey

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what steps he is taking to promote United Kingdom engineering.

Mr. Needham

Under the title "Action for Engineering" my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade has set up an industry—led steering group and five task forces with the remit to increase substantially the influence, involvement and achievements of professional engineers and technicians for the benefit of British industry. This Department also continues to promote innovation, industrially relevant research and development and world-class engineering education and training.