§ 8. Mr. G. Campbell
asked the Minister of Technology how much has been spent so far on the plasticity and lubrication laboratory of the National Engineering Laboratory, East Kilbriade; and when this work will be completed.
§ Mr. Shore
The total expenditure up to the present on this laboratory is £825,000 on both buildings and equip- 192 ment. The building was completed in April, 1966, and equipment is still being installed. The laboratory is designed to work on numerical control of machine tools and fluid power as well as plasticity and lubrication.
§ Mr. Campbell
Will the Government give priority to further establishments of this kind in Scotland, because of their importance to industrial development there?