HC Deb 28 July 1960 vol 627 cc1858-9
25. Mr. Albu

asked the Minister of Education, as representing the Minister for Science, whether he has completed his discussions with the Shipbuilding Conference on the report by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research into the scientific and technical resources of the shipbuilding industry; and whether he will make a statement on the results of these discussions.

Sir D. Eccles

No, Sir. Discussions are still in progress.

Mr. Albu

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether any assurances were given when this Report was being prepared that it would not be published? If no such assurance was given, will he have it published?

Sir D. Eccles

No assurance was given, and my noble Friend will consider publication when the discussions are complete.