§ Mr. David Steel
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) what research is being done or funded by his Department on the development of electric cars or lorries ;
(2) if he will initiate research to develop a viable sodium sulphur battery.
§ Mr. Rippon
The Government have been supporting research by the British Railways Board on the sodium sulphur battery for over three years, and will continue to give encouragement to potential application to road vehicles.