HC Deb 11 December 1950 vol 482 c799
31. Mr. Shepherd

asked the Minister of Supply if he has investigated the extent to which the safety of the State may be endangered by the employment of Communists engaged in research into nuclear physics at universities and private research organisations working to Government instructions.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

No nuclear physics research, which involves in any way the safety of the State, is undertaken on behalf of Government Departments by universities or by private research organisations.

Mr. Shepherd

Is the right hon. Gentleman able to say how many members of the Communist Party are so engaged in these organisations?

Mr. Strauss

I have stated that no nuclear physics research work of a secret nature is being done in the universities.