HC Deb 20 December 1961 vol 651 cc166-7W
Mr. J. H. Osborn

asked the Parliamentary Secretary for Science whether a decision has yet been taken in respect of the five major research projects approved in principle by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research Council, subject to availability of funds.

Mr. Denzil Freeth

I am glad to say that the D.S.I.R. have decided to offer three of these grants, namely, a nuclear reactor for the Scottish Universities, and two projects in radio astronomy—one for Professor Ryle of Cambridge University, and the other for Professor Sir Bernard Lovell of Manchester University.

An announcement about the remaining two projects which are for nuclear reactors, one for London University and the other for Manchester and Liverpool Universities, will be made later.