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Mr Edward Salt: asked the Prime Minister whether arrangements can be made for the well being of the scientific instrument making industry to become the responsibility solely of his own department; and whether he can make an early announcement as to how this industry is to be protected in the post-war period and enabled in particular to benefit from the closing down or control of the scientific instrument...
Mr Edward Salt: asked the Lord President of the Council, in view of the fact that no reports have been issued by the Medical or Agricultural Research Councils or Department of Scientific and Industrial Research for the past five years, what steps it is intended to take to issue reports as soon as possible dealing with such of their activities during the war as can be published without security objection;...
Mr Edward Salt: 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.
Mr Edward Salt: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, in preparation for the municipal elections which are to take place in November next, he is prepared to take steps to secure the temporary release of men in the Services who are councillors due to retire to enable them to seek re-election.
Mr Edward Salt: If it is impossible for councillors to return to fight an election, may they retain their seats without re-election?
Mr Edward Salt: Is my right hon. Friend satisfied that the increased grant will enable British universities to provide the greatly increased number of science and technology graduates, who are essential to ensure the efficiency and prosperity of the country in the post-war world, and, if so, is he aware that his answer will give great satisfaction to the members of the Parliamentary Scientific Committee?
Mr Edward Salt: asked the Minister of Supply whether he is now in a position to indicate whether any arrangements have been made to enable British manufacturers to take full commercial advantage of the British discovery of penicillin; whether he can give any estimates of what our production of penicillin will be in a year's time; and how this will compare with American production.
Mr Edward Salt: asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether, in view of the urgent importance of intensifying research into improving mechanised methods of coal-getting in British collieries, he will arrange at an early date to set aside one or more mines purely for experimental purposes so as to enable practical experiments to be carried out under working conditions without necessarily observing all the...
Mr Edward Salt: asked the Lord President of the Council what is the present position with regard to the co-ordination of coal utilisation research; whether the Joint Standing Committee on Research, of which Sir Harold Hartley is chairman, is the appropriate body to undertake such co-ordination; how many meetings this committee has held; and whether it is proposed to issue a report.
Mr Edward Salt: asked the Lord President of the Council whether he can now make arrangements to provide that the Fuel Research Station, Greenwich, should undertake the testing of coal-using appliances of all kinds.
Mr Edward Salt: asked the Minister of Food whether he proposes to consult the War Cabinet Scientific Advisory Committee and the Scientific Food Policy Committee on the subject of a post-war scientific policy for national nutrition.
Mr Edward Salt: asked the Prime Minister whether, as a complement to the White Paper on Social Insurance, a statement can be published outlining the Government's policy in relation to post-war nutrition.
Mr Edward Salt: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether any experiments have been carried out during the war in the use of pulverised coal-fired locomotives; and whether the research departments of the railways have any plans in this connection.
Mr Edward Salt: Has my hon. Friend no intention of having further research made, in case it is discovered that it is possible to use pulverised coal?
Mr Edward Salt: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works whether any tests have been carried out to ascertain the efficiency of the heating arrangements of the various houses to be used as models for post-war plans; and what steps are being taken by his Department to ensure that in post-war British houses the maximum amount of heat, light and power is obtainable from such coal as may be...
Mr Edward Salt: asked the Lord President of the Council what progress is being made with the national coal survey; and to what extent it has been extended to include all sources of energy and carbon compounds such as petroleum, lignite, peat, wood and charcoal.
Mr Edward Salt: asked the Lord President of the Council if he can give full and detailed particulars as to the research and development work now being carried out or planned in the United Kingdom into the more efficient utilisation of coal both as a source of fuel and as a raw material for the chemical industry; what is the present approximate expenditure on such work; and to what extent it is being held...
Mr Edward Salt: asked the Minster of Health to what extent questions of medical research will be dealt with in the National Health Scheme on which his department is now working.
Mr Edward Salt: asked the Minister of Agriculture when he anticipates it will be possible to make a statement upon the future agricultural policy of this country; and whether he can give an assurance that the recommendations contained in the recent Report of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee on this subject will be taken into account in the preparation of that policy.
Mr Edward Salt: Has my right hon. Friend seen the leading article in last week's "Economist"? If so does he not agree that the policy enunciated there will very much perturb the agricultural community?