§ 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. 
§ 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.