HC Deb 05 August 1966 vol 733 cc217-8W
Mr. Eldon Griffiths

asked the Minister of Technology if he will provide a list of those advanced technical, scientific and industrial projects in which he is collaborating with the United States of America.

Mr. Benn

My Department does not itself collaborate in international projects.

There are two projects being undertaken by public corporations for which I have overall responsibility. These are:

1. The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority has an arrangement with the United States Atomic Energy Commission for the exchange of information in the development of atomic energy in civil power applications. This takes place under the terms of the renewed United Kingdom/United States of America Agreement for co-operation in the civil uses of atomic energy which entered into force on 15th July, 1966.

2. Energy Conversion Ltd., a subsidiary company of the National Research Development Corporation, which is doing research and development into fuel cells, has a licensing and information agreement with an American company which is working for the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

3. There are several other developments which the N.R.D.C., or its licencees have licensed to American firms.