§ Mr. Ancram
The industrial research and technology unit is not involved in the supervision of any employees in companies. However, the industrial research and technology unit is one of several sponsors of the national teaching company scheme which provides support for technology transfer projects within industry undertaken by young graduates under the joint supervision of the company and the university. Eighty-seven such graduates commenced two-year programmes under TCS in industry in Northern Ireland in the period 1 April 1989 to 31 March 1995. No information is available on the numbers of these graduates in permanent employment.