HL Deb 18 June 1997 vol 580 c120WA
Lord Rea

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they intend to establish a defence diversification agency as outlined in a previous Labour Party manifesto, and if not, why not.

The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (Lord Gilbert)

The Government will be making proposals in due course on how best to give effect to their objectives in this area, including how best to harness the contribution of the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency to these objectives.