§ 64. Mr. David Price
asked the Minister of Technology what progress has been made in the discussions between Great Britain, Germany and the Nertherlands for a co-operative venture to develop the gas centrifuge for nuclear fuel enrichment.
§ 65. Mr. David Price
asked the Minister of Technology what progress has been made by the Atomic Energy Authority 191W and his Department since he gave evidence to the Select Committee on Science and Technology on 26th June in associating industrial partners with the Atomic Energy Authority in the development of gas centrifuges.
§ Mr. Benn
Pending the proposed establishment of an international organisation, development in the United Kingdom of the gas centrifuge is the responsibility of the Atomic Energy Authority. The Authority informs me that it is in touch with a number of firms who may be able to contribute, whether as suppliers of components and materials, or otherwise, to the centrifuge enrichment project.