HC Deb 19 July 1944 vol 402 cc201-2W
Mr. Granville

asked the Minister of Production if he is taking steps to retain a nucleus of scientific research and experimental industry for aircraft and radiolocation development strategically disposed geographically throughout the British Commonwealth at the end of hostilities for the purposes of defence against aggression and for the development of civil aviation, wireless and television and other peaceful pursuits.

Sir S. Cripps

I have been asked to reply. I can assure my hon. Friend that it is the policy of the Government to ensure that there is maintained in this country after the war a strong nucleus of research, development and experimental work, both in Government establishments and industry, and to develop the fullest co-operation with the other members of the Commonwealth in any similar activities which they may decide to maintain. It will, of course, be the purpose of the Government in doing so to seek to make the fullest arrangements for defence against aggression, and also to assist to the utmost the development of the peace time uses of these devices.