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Official Information ("Croham Directive")

Volume 981: debated on Monday 24 March 1980

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asked the Prime Minister how many documents and reports her Department has published under the "Croham directive" since May 1979; and if she will list them.

As my hon. Friend the Minister of State, Civil Service Department, indicated on 20 June 1979, it is not possible to distinguish between material published under the Croham directive and material that would have been published in any case. Since May 1979 the Cabinet Office has published, in addition to material produced regulargly, the following five items:

Technological Change—;Threats and Opportunities for the United Kingdom— (Advisory Council for Applied Research and Development, December 1979).
Computer Aided Design and Manufacture— (Advisory Council for Applied Research and Development, January 1980).
Joining and Assembly—The Impact of Robots and Automation— (Advisory Council for Applied Research and Development, October 1979).
R & D for Public Purchasing— (Advisory Council for Applied Research and Development, February 1980).
Climatic Change—its Potential Effects on the United Kingdom and the Implications for Research— (Report of an Interdepartmental Group, January 1980).