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Energy Technologies Institute

Volume 451: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 20 October 2006, Official Report, column 1495, on the Energy Technologies Institute, who the (a) large company, (b) small and medium sized enterprises and (c) non-governmental organisation who expressed interest were. (97654)

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry published a Prospectus for the Energy Technologies Institute on 14 September. By 11 October the following organisations from Wales had expressed an interest:

(a) one large company, Corus;

(b) two SMEs: OpTIC Technium/Optropreneurs Ltd. an IQE plc; and

(c) one NGO, the Centre for Alternative Technology.

In addition, the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, was mistakenly omitted from the response to my hon. Friend’s earlier question.