§ Mr. Willey
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps are being taken to encourage nuclear physics research in the universities.
§ Mr. Bevins
I have been asked to reply.
The D.S.I.R. makes grants to universities towards the cost of research in nuclear physics, and in the period April, 1946, to July, 1954, awards amounting to £1,621,700 were made for the construction of high-energy particle-accelerating machines. Grants of £747,200 have so far been made for running expenses in the period August, 1952, to July, 1957.