§ Mr. Philips Price
asked the Lord President of the Council whether he has yet received the report of the committee which he appointed last December to consider the use of the nation's scientific manpower and resources during the next 10 years.
§ Mr. H. Morrison
Yes, Sir. The Committee have reported, and their report, which makes a strong case for a very substantial expansion in the output of qualified scientists from the universities at the earliest possible date, has been published today. The Government are in general agreement with the conclusions of the committee, which we recognise will involve a substantial liability on the Exchequer. We hope that they will receive the immediate and serious consideration of the university authorities, so that detailed proposals for giving effect to them can he formulated in consultation with the University Grants Committee.