HC Deb 25 January 1966 vol 723 cc56-7W
Sir J. Gilmour

asked the Minister of Technology if the new responsibilities of his Department include a concern with the supply of valves of the type needed in new gasworks; and which valves at present have to be imported.

Mr. Cousins

Yes. The Ministry of Technology will be sponsors for the industrial valve industry as a whole.

As to the second part of the Question, the bulk of home requirements are supplied by the British valve industry, but a limited range of specialised valves have to be imported.