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Tyneside (International Research and Development Company)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Technology – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th March 1968.

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Photo of Mr Gerald Fowler Mr Gerald Fowler , The Wrekin 12:00 am, 18th March 1968

We are well aware of the problem. I.R.D. is operating at the level of about £1 million a year, and about 40 per cent. of its income is from existing Government contracts. The work which is likely to be placed by N.E.L. is distinct from the proposals already put forward by I.R.D. and is work which is likely to be within the competence of I.R.D. and which might normally be placed with industry by N.E.L.