HC Deb 04 December 1962 vol 668 c148W
37. Mr. Small

asked the Parliamentary Secretary for Science what research his Department are conducting into the improvement of shipbuilding techniques.

Mr. Denzil Freeth

The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research are studying the use of electronic computers to enable the cutting of plates and the bending of ships' frames to be speeded up and more accurately controlled. The British Ship Research Association, which receives a grant from D.S.I.R., is carrying out a programme of work aimed at improving shipbuilding techniques.

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