§ Mr. William Price
asked the Minister of Technology whether he will make a statement on the proposed closure of the Associated Electrical Industries-General Electric Company laboratory at Rugby, arising from the merger approved by Her Majesty's Government.
§ Mr. Benn:
I understand that central research for the General Electric Company and Associated Electrical Industries is to be concentrated at the General Electric Company research centre at Wembley, and that a number of research staff are to be transferred there from Rugby. Some product research will be maintained at Rugby and staff not retained there or transferred to Wembley are likely to be absorbed by other laboratories in the G.E.C./A.E.I. Group.