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Oral Answers to Questions — British Scientific Achieve Ments (Publicity)

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th February 1945.

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Photo of Mr Edward Salt Mr Edward Salt , Birmingham, Yardley 12:00 am, 28th February 1945

asked the Lord President of the Council whose responsibility it is to ensure that at the earliest opportunity the maximum publicity is given to British scientific achievements connected with the war; and whether he is satisfied that sufficient attention is being paid to this matter.

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

His Majesty's Government are fully aware of the importance of making known the achievements of British science during the war. While individual Departments are responsible for publicity within their own fields, the Scientific Advisory Committee of the War Cabinet has undertaken the responsibility of supervising the departmental arrangements. On the Committee's recommendation an archivist has been appointed to co-ordinate the preparation of the necessary records from which publication of the work in suitable form can be made at the earliest appropriate time.