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Volume 960: debated on Friday 15 December 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry if, in considering the need for the Government strategy on the development of integrated circuits, he will ensure the widest possible cross-application of civil and military specifications, particularly in the use of common design and production facilities.

Close collaboration already exists between the Ministry of Defence and the Department of Industry in the allocation of resources to support the Government's strategy for the integrated circuit industry. This includes development of common specifications, designs and production facilities and the application of defence developments and specifications to civil use.