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Microelectronics

Volume 979: debated on Monday 25 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry (1) what are the terms of reference and aims of the microprocessors application project; how much has been spent on this project since its inception; and what further funds are to be allocated for 1980–81.(2) how many people have attended the workshops of the microprocessors application project;(3) if he is satisfied with the working of the microprocessors application project; what assessment has been made of the project's effectiveness; and whether any changes are planned;(4) if he will list those projects and schemes which have been wholly or partly funded by his Department to promote and extend the microelectronics industry how much has been spent in each case over the past three years; and what percentage of his Department's budget this represents;(5) if he is satisfied with the operation of his policies in promoting and extending the microelectronics industry.