§ Mr. Straw
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will make a statement on the policy of Her Majesty's Government towards the European Community programme, second phase, on co-operation between universities and enterprises regarding training in the field of technology (Comett II); what funds will be available to the United Kingdom under this phase; and what will be the net cost to Her Majesty's Treasury.
§ Mr. Kenneth Baker
Her Majesty's Government are today negotiating at the Labour and Social Affairs Council the terms of the proposed second phase of the European Community programme on co-operation between universities and enterprises regarding training in technology. As soon as a final decision has been reached, I shall write to the hon. Member and place a copy of my reply in the Library.