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Volume 21: debated on Monday 5 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps the Scottish Development Agency is taking, particularly in conjunction with Strathclyde university, to encourage the employment potential of biotechnology in Scotland.

[pursuant to his reply, 2 April 1982, c. 202]: The Scottish Development Agency is working closely with the Scottish universities in seeking to develop the industrial potential of biotechnology in Scotland. The agency already has investments in commercial biotechnology and in actively pursuing a number of projects based on research work at Strathclyde University.