HC Deb 08 July 1974 vol 876 c331W
Mr. Hardy

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he is satisfied that sufficient research is taking place to ensure the most appropriate development of sodium-sulphur batteries with a view to the promotion of energy conservation.

Mr. Meacher

One of the Department's research requirements boards has recently considered the need for strengthening sodium-sulphur battery research and it is expected that a further research programme will be set in hand shortly. The Department of the Environment is considering further support for work by British Rail as part of a co-ordinated programme. Discussions are continuing