HC Deb 01 November 2001 vol 373 c775W
17. Dr. Starkey

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps she is taking to encourage co-operation between universities and the business community. [9566]

Ms Hewitt

The Government's "Excellence and Opportunity" White Paper, published last July, set out a comprehensive range of actions to strengthen links between business and universities. Over £100 million has recently been awarded to Higher Education Institutions under these measures.