§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will provide for each of his Department's laboratories and agencies(a) the number of whole-time equivalent staff in post now, (b) the number of WTE staff in post at 1 April 1993, (c) whether operational and management budgets for the 1994–95 year have been determined, (d) whether the agency is subject to review and the date on which mat review began and (e) what financial target was set for 1993–94; whether it is expected to achieve it; and what target has been set for 1994–95.
§ Mr. Heseltine
The information requested in(a), (b) and (d) is set out in the table. Budgets and targets for 1994–95 have not yet been confirmed. Achievements against the 1993–94 financial targets will be published in the agencies' annual reports and accounts: these will be laid before Parliament and placed in the Library of the House.
where available, the expenditure committed. DTI activity for which technology transfer is not the main objective is not included.
In addition, the Department continues to seek to raise awareness in the benefits of participating in EC research and development programmes, many of which incorporate elements of technology transfer.
The additional information requested could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. 227W
Title Commenced Committed expenditure £ millions Advanced Control Technology Transfer 1992 4.6 Biochemical Engineering Programme 1989 4.3 Biotechnology Means Business 1990 0.42 Business with Applications Specific Integration Circuits System (ASICS) 1994 3 Carrier Technology Programme 1992 18 Engineers to Japan Scheme 1991 0.5 Environmental Best Practice Programme (jointly funded with the Department of the Environment) 1994 11 Industrial Units Scheme 1992 4.07 Manufacturing, Planning and Implementation (MPI) 1991 8.75 Neural Computing Technology Transfer 1992 5.75 New and Renewables Programme 1988 13.5 OSTEMS—Overseas Sciences and Tech Experts Mission Scheme 1986 20.27 Overseas Technical Information Service (OTIS) 1985 20.19 Postgraduate Training Partnerships 1992 6.4 Programme for Competitive Manufacturing n/a PROST Awareness 1994 1 Pump Centre 1992 1.6 Senior Academics in Industry Scheme 1992 0.8 Teaching Company Schemes (TCS) 1975 25.5 Technical Action Line (TAL Phase II) 1992 n/a Technology Audits 1992 1.9 Vision Technology Transfer Centre 1990 1.3 1 Figures for 1994–95 available only. 2 Figures for 1993–94 available only.