HC Deb 12 May 1947 vol 437 cc110-1W
87. Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Minister of Supply why the documents dealing with the development of atomic energy and bombs placed in the Kensington Science Museum by his Department, are only to be seen by a limited number of selected people; and if he will have suitable extracts published in pamphlet form showing the great contribution made in the development of atomic energy by British scientists, engineers and others, and giving the history and names of the men responsible for the years of work in this development.

Mr. Woodburn

These documents are available in the Science Museum Library for serious readers in accordance with the usual Museum rules. They are highly technical and do not command a wide general interest. Copies are available for loan to responsible scientific workers. With regard to the last part of the Question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the Government publication of August, 1945, "Statements relating to the Atomic Bomb," which sets out the history of this development, together with the names of those principally responsible.