HC Deb 08 March 1966 vol 725 cc499-500W
Mr. Biffen

asked the Minister of Technology what proportion of the total research and development financed by the Atomic Energy Authority in each of the last five years have been carried out in non-Governmental research establishments.

Mr. Cousins

I am informed by the Atomic Energy Authority that the proportions for civil research and development are approximately as follows:

Per cent.
1960–61 11
1961–62 9
1962–63 11
1963–64 9
1964–65 10

Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Minister of Technology whether he will request the Atomic Energy Authority to review the form of its annual report, so as to make it more informative.

Mr. Cousins

The Authority's Annual Report is generally regarded as a very informative document, but, if the hon. Member has any specific proposals for making it even more so, I shall be happy to pass them on to the Authority for their consideration.