§ Mrs. Curtis-Thomas
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the Defence Diversification Agency and proposals to establish defence diversification councils. 
§ Dr. Moonie
The Defence Diversification Agency now has 15 offices throughout the United Kingdom, and is continuing to work closely with regional development agencies and the UK business community as a whole to enable the exploitation of defence-funded science and technology.
Work is on-going to establish a Defence Diversification Council and I hope to make an announcement in the near future.