HC Deb 15 June 1965 vol 714 c58W
Q8. Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Prime Minister which Departments have responsibility for the development of new equipment for the nationalised industries which may also be available for export.

The Prime Minister

In general, responsibility lies with the nationalised industries themselves in association with the manufacturers who supply them. A number of Departments have a measure of indirect responsibility related to research, safety and other matters.

Mr. William Hamilton

asked the Prime Minister which Government Departments are responsible for the development, for publicly-owned industries, of new equipment which may also be exportable.

The Prime Minister

I would refer my hon. Friend to the Answer I gave today to a similar Question by the hon. Member for Cheltenham (Mr. Dodds-Parker).