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1979-1987 - Mr Major’s Written Question on the Small Firms Technical Inquiry Service

Below is the text of Mr Major’s Parliamentary written question on the Small Firms Technical Inquiry Service, published on 12th July 1982.


Mr. Major Asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many organisations are used to advise small firms through the small firms technical inquiry service.

Mr. MacGregor Advice is available from engineers within the Production Engineering Research Association, which operates the service for the Department, and from 83 other organisations. These include 28 research associations, 20 universities and other higher educational establishments, 19 private consulting organisations, and 16 Government research laboratories.