HC Deb 17 May 1971 vol 817 c210W
Mr. Bishop

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the areas and categories of research and development carried out by Government and United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority laboratories in each laboratory under their respective control.

Mr. David Price

The areas of activity of the Department's six Industrial Research Establishments are set out in their last Annual Reports.

The principal areas of activity of each of the Atomic Energy Authority's Research and Development establishments are listed in Appendix V of the authority's last Annual Report. These cover the development of reactor systems for the generation of electricity and supporting basic and applied research, research and development on nuclear weapons on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, and a variety of nuclear and non-nuclear programmes in support of British industry.

I am sending the hon. Member copies of the Annual Reports in question.