HC Deb 20 November 1968 vol 773 cc278-9W
69. Mr. Brian Parkyn

asked the Minister of Technology how much public money is still being devoted to the development of magneto hydrodynamic power production; and which establishment is responsible for co-ordinating the work.

Mr. Benn

None. The C.E.G.B. and the U.K.A.E.A. have decided that the economic benefit to be derived from M.H.D. would not justify the cost of further development. Work has, therefore, virtually ceased, but we are keeping developments abroad under review.