§ 102. Mr. Mason
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works, as representing the Lord President of the Council, to what extent assistance is given to the British Coal Utilisation Research Centre; and whether, in view of the urgency to produce more types of smokeless fuels and the appliances in which to burn them efficiently, he will consider giving further financial assistance.
§ Mr. H. Nicholls
The terms of grant by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research to the British Coal Utilisation Research Association have been improved from 1st January next year to permit an increase of the maximum annual grant from£75,000 to£95,000. But research on the production of smokeless fuels is the responsibility of other organisations. Efficient appliances to burn smokeless fuels are already on the market.