Liaison with the numerous scientific and technical institutions maintained or assisted by the Government is established through the Secretaries of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, the Medical Research Council and the Agricultural Research Council, who are members of the Committee, as well as through the Directors of Scientific Research at the Admiralty, Ministry of Supply, Ministry of Aircraft Production and Ministry of Home Security. Liaison with other scientific institutions is maintained, as most convenient, either through the official channels I have just mentioned or through the President and Joint Secretaries of the Royal Society, who are also members of the Committee.
I know that the Committee has taken special steps to consult with the representatives of chemists. Whether the two institutions the hon. and gallant Gentleman mentioned have as such been taken into consultation, I cannot say.
It would not be in the public interest to give particulars of the scientific problems dealt with by this Committee, whose proceedings are of a highly confidential nature.