HC Deb 01 November 1957 vol 575 cc124-6W
Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works, as representing the Lord President of the Council, if he will instruct the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research to collate, with a view to publication, all the scientific information obtained from the recent flights round the earth of the Russian satellite and its appendage.

Mr. Nicholls

The Royal Society, not the D.S.I.R., is responsible for co- ordinating United Kingdom participation in the programme of the International Geophysical Year and the particular committee responsible is considering the arrangements for collating scientific information obtained in this country from the flights of earth satellites and trans- mitting it to the international World Data Centres of the International Geophysical Year for publication.

In addition, it is understood that arrangements are in hand for an account of some British observations of the satellite to be published quite soon.