HC Deb 17 May 1944 vol 400 c190W
Colonel Lyons

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in the interests of Colonial development, more extended use will be made of the scientific bureaux of the Imperial Institute by arranging for additional financial assistance towards its salaries, travelling expenses and technical equipment from the research funds now at his disposal under the Act of 1940.

Colonel Stanley

The Imperial Institute is not organised to undertake fundamental research work, and the question of financial assistance to the Institute from the research provision made under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act, 1940, does not therefore arise. Research work on new uses for Colonial raw materials is carried out with funds provided from this source, by the Colonial Products Research Council, whose Director of Research has his office in the Imperial Institute and works in close association with it.