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Ship Designs (Experimental Tank)

Volume 236: debated on Monday 17 March 1930

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asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware of the great usefulness of the Froude national tank at Teddington to shipping designs; that owing to congestion of work ship-owners have on many occasions been compelled to have their designs tested abroad; and whether he will direct the attention of the Economic Advisory Council to the need of a second tank with a view to assisting one of the most important of our industries?

I am sending the hon. and gallant Member a copy of the reply given on the 4th March, in answer to a question by the hon. Member for Moseley (Mr. Hannon), from which he will see that the construction of a second tank at Teddington has already been approved, and that the necessary plans and designs are in active preparation.