HC Deb 28 February 1945 vol 408 cc1372-3
49. Mr. 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.

The Lord President of the Council (Mr. Attlee)

His Majesty's Government are fully aware of the importance of making known the achievements of British science during the war. While individual Departments are responsible for publicity within their own fields, the Scientific Advisory Committee of the War Cabinet has undertaken the responsibility of supervising the departmental arrangements. On the Committee's recommendation an archivist has been appointed to co-ordinate the preparation of the necessary records from which publication of the work in suitable form can be made at the earliest appropriate time.