HC Deb 02 March 1965 vol 707 c202W
Mr. Bence

asked the Minister of Technology what is his policy on the technological advances derived from research into and development of nuclear weapons.

Mr. Cousins

The Atomic Energy Authority has for some years actively promoted the industrial application of technological advances derived from all its research and development, including that in the nuclear weapons field. My object in seeking, under the Science and Technology Bill, to extend the research functions of the Authority, is to increase the opportunities for such application.