Orders of the Day — Science and Technology [Money]

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th December 1964.

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Resolution reported,That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session concerning the responsibility and powers in relation to scientific research and related matters of the Secretary of State, of the Minister of Technology and of bodies and organisations referred to in the Act, it is expedient to authorise the making of payments out of moneys provided by Parliament under the following heads:—

1. Payments to meet the expenses—

  1. (a) of the Agricultural Research Council and the Medical Research Council; and
  2. (b) of two other bodies to be established by Royal Charter, one for objects related to scientific research generally and one for objects related to aspects of scientific research having special reference to the earth sciences and ecology;
together with such further bodies, established by Royal Charter for objects related to scientific research, as may be provided by Order in Council:

2. Any additional payments to meet expenses of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority resulting from the extension of the Authority's powers of scientific research and related powers to matters not connected with atomic energy:

3. Expenditure incurred by the Secretary of State or Minister of Technology on or in connection with scientific research other than expenditure on payments falling within heads 1 and 2:

but head I shall not cover payments to meet expenses of any body not named therein in so far as those expenses are incurred for objects falling outside those specified in the Act or in some instrument made under the Act for the purpose of applying the Act to that body.

And for purposes of this Resolution "scientific research" includes research and development in any of the sciences, including the social sciences, or in technology.

Resolution agreed to.