HC Deb 18 March 1968 vol 761 c14
13. Mr. David Watkins

asked the Minister of Technology what proposals he is considering for the industrial application of the superconducting electric motor developed at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, under the sponsorship of the National Research Development Corporation.

Dr. Bray

The responsibility for the industrial exploitation of the superconducting motor, when development and testing are complete, will lie with the National Research Development Corporation and International Research and Development Company Limited, both of which have the strongest possible incentive to see that it gets very fully used.

Mr. Watkins

Is my hon. Friend aware that this is probably the most important development in electronic motors this century? Will he assure the House that every effort will be made through the Department and the agencies he has mentioned to push its industrial application?

Dr. Bray

Yes, indeed.

Sir H. Legge-Bourke

Will the new company—Tracked Hovercraft Company Ltd.—be interested in this project?

Dr. Bray

Not to my knowledge.

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