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Atomic Energy Authority Establishments (Research Work)

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 Alexander Eadie Mr Alexander Eadie , Midlothian 12:00 am, 18th March 1968

asked the Minister of Technology if he will list in the OFFICIAL REPORT research work being done by the Atomic Energy Authority's establishments which could have economic advantages to the nation.

Photo of Dr Jeremy Bray Dr Jeremy Bray , Middlesbrough West

All the Authority's civil work could have economic advantages to the nation and this is why it is done. The work is described in some detail in the Authority's annual reports.

Photo of Mr Alexander Eadie Mr Alexander Eadie , Midlothian

In the interests of the nation and of the miners, will my hon. Friend cause an investigation to be made into the results on coal derivatives? Is he aware that other nations are beginning to outstrip this country in pursuing the use of coal derivatives as an economic advantage to them?

Photo of Dr Jeremy Bray Dr Jeremy Bray , Middlesbrough West

That is a different question.