§ Mr. Hooley
asked the Minister of Technology what was the total United Kingdom production of gas in each of the years 1965 to 1969, inclusive.
Mr. Alan Williams
The following are the figures:
(M.S.L.) and the Scientists Appointment Service (S.A.S.), an organisation set up by the Royal Institute of Chemistry.
In the M.S.L. case the cost to the Department for the three-year term of the contract expiring in March, 1970 is £89,000; for S.A.S. the Ministry contribution for the two-year period up to March, 1970 is about £17,000.
I shall certainly explore my hon. Friend's proposal with the Department of Employment and Productivity.