HC Deb 07 March 1968 vol 760 c630
20. Mr. Dalyell

asked the Postmaster-General if he will give details of nonclassified research work being done for his Department by the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough.

Mr. Edward Short

The Royal Aircraft Establishment does not carry out non-classified work for the Post Office. There is however an exchange of information on scientific matters, for example, concerning radio and satellite communication systems, via the Committees of the Electronics Research Council and by other channels.

Mr. Dalyell

With Dollis Hill, and Ipswich in the future, is it not making it impossible to take advantage of the work done at Farnborough in particular and at other defence research establishments in general?

Mr. Short

There is a very close exchange of information between us, and the last major work was that which appeared in the Follett Report at the end of 1963.