HC Deb 11 June 1968 vol 766 c37W
Mr. Dalyell

asked the Minister of Technology what is the Government's policy on the separation of defence research activities from project development; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Storehouse

The Department's Headquarters and its defence research establishments are engaged both in research activities and in project development work, and it is neither practicable nor desirable to make a rigid separation between them. Most project work is done in industry, but the Department's staff need to be closely associated with this work in order that the research done in the establishments may provide useful support to industry and its results be applied effectively.

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