§ 50. Sir VICTOR WARRENDER
asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been drawn to the British standard specifications which have been prepared by the British Engineering Standards Association, and in particular to that for heavy oil engines in connection with electrical plant or otherwise; and whether Government Departments will be directed to use this specification for their inquiries so that the Government may have the benefit of this standardisation which makers are adopting and the consequent reduction in cost?
I have been asked to reply. I am aware that the Association named has recently issued British standard specifications for heavy oil engines. I have no doubt that the Government Departments concerned will, in appropriate cases, make use of the work of the Association.
The whole thing hinges upon whether the cases are appropriate or not. If they are, the Government department will make investigations. Perhaps the hon. Gentleman will leave this matter to the discretion of the Department.