HC Deb 21 May 1998 vol 312 c495W
32. Mr. Sheerman

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received regarding the introduction of new tax incentives to stimulate knowledge-based industries. [41706]

Mr. Geoffrey Robinson

The Government are currently consulting on how the UK can improve its research and development performance. The period of consultation runs until 30 June. The results of the consultation will inform preparations for the next Budget and the DTI's Competitiveness White Paper to be published later in the year.