HC Deb 13 December 1939 vol 355 cc1220-1W
Sir M. Sueter

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the best of our younger scientists are being employed to counter new weapons like -the latest magnetic mine with speed and imagination?

Mr. Churchill

Yes, Sir. As my hon. Friend stated on the 6th December in reply to a question asked by my hon. Friend the Member for Stockport (Sir A. Gridley), not only is there a Department of Scientific Research at the Admiralty but in addition the advice of outside scientists and engineers is freely and frequently obtained on any particular problems.