HC Deb 26 October 1944 vol 404 c372W
Sir G. Schuster

asked the Lord President of the Council whether the coal-gas and electrical industries have yet submitted any programmes for post-war research; and whether an assurance can be given that the Government will contribute at least 50 per cent. of the cost of such schemes however great.

Mr. Attlee

The Gas Research Board and the British Electrical and Allied Industries Research Association (both of which receive grants from the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research under the Research Association scheme) are both engaged upon programmes of research which are reviewed from time to time in the light of current needs. Both these organisations are contemplating considerable expansion after the war, plans for which are in preparation. The proportion of the cost of such work which may appropriately be met by grants from the Government will be carefully considered in each case by my Advisory Council for Scientific and Industrial Research when such plans are formulated.