§ 80. Mr. Willey
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works, as representing the Lord President of the Council, what action has been taken to implement the recommendations of the Report of the Committee on Chemical Engineering Research.
§ Mr. Bevins
As stated in the reply given by my predecessor to the hon. Member for Edmonton (Mr. Albu) on 3rd February, 1953, representative industrial bodies have been consulted and have made a detailed survey of the information and resources available in industry This survey has now been completed and it is 29W hoped that the trade associations concerned will soon put forward definite proposals.
§ 81. Mr. Willey
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works, as representing the Lord President of the Council, what specific chemical engineering research is at present being carried out by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research.
§ Mr. Bevins
Several Stations of the D.S.I.R. carry out work in the field of chemical engineering in developing processes and operations which have been studied in the laboratory. For example, the Fuel Research Station are studying the removal of sulphur from flue gases, and the Food Investigation Organisation are working on the application of refrigeration in the preservation of foodstuffs. Further details of such work will be found in the forthcoming Annual Report of the Department, a copy of which I will send to the hon. Member.