§ Sir R. ASKE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that great difficulties are experienced on the North-east Coast by inventors in poor circumstances in obtaining financial and technical facilities for perfecting and developing their inventions, many of which are of public importance; and whether the Government will consider the feasibility of providing, through the Commissioner for the Special Areas or otherwise, financial assistance for such purpose and for enabling these men to have access to technical plant belonging to technical colleges and similar institutions for experimental work?
I am not aware that inventors on the North-east Coast have any greater difficulty than inventors elsewhere in obtaining facilities for the perfecting and developing of their inventions. I am afraid that it would not be practicable for the Government to provide facilities such as the hon. and learned Baronet suggests.