HC Deb 14 November 1955 vol 546 c30
48. Mr. J. R. H. Hutchison

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what progress in research on the production of electric power from hydrogen-oxygen cells has been made; what support is being given to this form of production of energy by the Government; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

Since 1951 Her Majesty's Government have contributed about £9,000 for this purpose. The Bacon Fuel Cell has already reached an encouraging stage of technical development, and the possibility of its commercial development is now being investigated.