HC Deb 03 May 1927 vol 205 c1428
1. Colonel DAY

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the invention called noctovision or the fog-piercing ray; whether his inspectors have had an opportunity of testing this invention; and if any representations have been made to his Department suggesting that all ships should be equipped with a noctoviser?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister)

I have seen references in the Press to this invention. It has not been tested by the Department, and no representations have been made to the Board of Trade to the effect that ships should be equipped with it.

Colonel DAY

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether an invitation has been received by his Department to test this apparatus?


I think not. I have inquired if we have had any requests in this direction, and I am informed that we have not.

Commander BELLAIRS

Cannot the shipowners and the insurance companies be trusted to adopt this invention if it is considered to be advisable?