HC Deb 19 March 1963 vol 674 c28W
43. Mr. Willis

asked the Parliamentary Secretary for Science whether a decision has yet been made on the provision of a linear accelerator for Glasgow University.

Mr. Denzil Freeth

Yes. The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research is offering very substantial grants to Glasgow University for Professor P. I. Dee's electron linear accelerator programme. These will total up to £1,087,000 for the capital cost of the machine and its buildings and the running costs of the programme until 31st July, 1967.

A grant of £748,000 for the accelerator and its associated buildings is being offered now to Glasgow University and further grants of over £300,000 will be offered shortly for equipment and the recurrent costs of the programme up to 31st July, 1967.

Tenders for the machine can be invited immediately.