HC Deb 27 March 1956 vol 550 c182W
83. Mr. Lee

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works, as representing the Lord President of the Council, whether the Government will increase their financial assistance to the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research.

Mr. Bevins

I am glad to be able to tell the hon. Member that the net Estimates of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research for the coming financial year (excluding the increased U.K. contribution to the European Organisation for Nuclear Research) provide for an increase of over £600,000 over those for the present financial year. This increase is in conformity with the five-year plan of which I gave details in reply to a question by the hon. Member on 8th December, 1953.