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Telephone Cables

Volume 888: debated on Wednesday 12 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he is satisfied with the purchasing policy of the Post Office in respect of cables ; and whether he will make a statement.

I have nothing to add to the reply which my right hon. Friend gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Blyth (Mr. Ryman) and my hon. and learned Friend the Member for

£000,
1. INDUSTRIAL INNOVATION: GENERAL R&D (CLASS IV, VOTE 3)
Industrial Research EstablishmentsIntra MuralExtra Mural Contracts*
National Physical Laboratory8,162126
Warren Spring Laboratory2,309145
National Engineering Laboratory4,481191
Laboratory of the Government Chemist2,047
Computer Aided Design Centre1,289
18,288462
Sub Total18,750
*These are joint venture projects and contracts to which industry normally contributes 50 per cent, of the cost.
R&D Requirements BoardsIndustry and UniversitiesResearch AssociationsAtomic Energy AuthorityNatural Environment Research Council
Ship and Marine787276805
Hovercraft R&D500
Engineering Materials180411513
Chemicals and Minerals6681,718
Computers, Systems and Electronics44148
Mechanical Engineering and Machine Tools47459364
Chief Scientist's305215258
1,8191,1292,2272,523
Sub Total7,698
Grants to Research Associations (in process of replacement by contracts; see above)1,694

Hackney, North and Stoke Newington (Mr. Weitzman) on 10th March.