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Dsir (Economic Section)

Volume 654: debated on Tuesday 27 February 1962

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary for Science what are the plans of the Economic Section of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research for its future programme.

The future programme of the Economics Section in the headquarters office of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research is currently under discussion.

The reports which the Economic Section has already published have, although they are very controversial, been on balance extremely valuable. Will my hon. Friend urge that this good work should be continued?

I am grateful to my hon. Friend for his kind remarks about the work of the Economic Section, which I think is of a very high standard. We certainly want the work of the Section to go on and expand.

Will the hon. Gentleman take an early opportunity to make a statement when this consideration is completed?