HC Deb 17 June 1999 vol 333 c207W
Mr. Redwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which companies the Minister for Science visited during his most recent visit to the USA; and what was discussed. [87034]

Mr. Battle

My noble Friend, Lord Sainsbury, visited Boston on 8–10 June as part of a fact-finding mission to examine the growth of biotechnology clusters and how Britain can improve its competitive position.

Details of all the organisations visited by my noble Friend and the accompanying team of leading business people and academics were set out in a DTI Press Notice of 8 June (P/99/45) which was sent to the right hon. Member. A copy of the DTI Press Notice was also provided automatically to the Library of the House.