§ Mr. Brian Parkyn
asked the Minister of Technology what assistance from public funds is at present being given to research into the linear electric motor; and what Government help he proposes to make available for this purpose in future.
§ Mr. Cousins
My Department is not at present carrying out or supporting research or development in this field though I am prepared to consider proposals put to me. I am informed, however, that the Science Research Council is providing grants totalling some £44,000 to three universities. In addition British Rail and the Electricity Council are doing work from their own resources.