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Eastern Europe (Information Technology)

Volume 173: debated on Thursday 24 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to encourage the involvement of further education's information technology programme with eastern European countries using the know-how fund.

We are discussing with the Hungarian authorities whether they would welcome a computing/ information technology mission which would assess how best to use part of the know-how fund in this area. A similar mission is likely for Czechoslovakia. The terms of reference for the proposed mission would include determining which British academic or other institutions, firms or individuals should be involved.