§ 15. Sir H. Legge-Bourke
asked the Parliamentary Secretary for Science if he will make a progress report on the research and development of steam-generating heavy water reactors.
§ Mr. Denzil Freeth
The Atomic Energy Authority informs me that the progress of the research and development work in support of the steam-generating heavy water reactor is satisfactory. Reactor physics information is being obtained from zero-energy and sub-critical experiments at Winfrith, and good progress is being made on the relevant materials, particularly on zirconium alloys at the Materials Laboratory, Culcheth, and in industry.
§ Sir H. Legge-Bourke
Can my hon. Friend say something about the contribution being made by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited which, I understand, is collaborating in this matter?
§ Mr. Freeth
We are collaborating generally with the Canadians on water reactors. This proposal by the Atomic Energy Authority is very much one of its own "brain childs", if I may so call it.