HC Deb 13 March 1952 vol 497 c1543
11. Mr. Arthur Colegate

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will make a statement on the work of, or the results achieved by, the National Research Development Corporation.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

The second annual report of the Corporation (H/C. 83, 1951–52 Session) published on 12th February gives a full and factual statement of the work in hand. In my opinion the Corporation have made satisfactory progress in bringing inventions into use and have laid the foundations of what will, I am sure, be a valuable long-term investment in British inventiveness.