HC Deb 02 November 2000 vol 355 c585W
Mr. Mudie

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the prospects for the CARAD programme following the Comprehensive Spending Review. [133886]

Mr. Alan Johnson

Under the DTI's Civil Aircraft Research and Technology Demonstration (CARAD) programme we have maintained close contact with the UK aerospace industry, supported new CARAD projects and implemented important initiatives in key areas of technology. The future funding levels for CARAD will be reviewed carefully alongside the other budgets and priorities supported by the DTI. Details of the allocations for the next three financial years for all DTI budgets, including CARAD, will be announced when the Department publishes its Expenditure Plans Report next March.