§ 10. Professor A. V. Hill
asked the Secretary of State for India whether he is aware of the close and profitable collaboration in scientific research and technical development now existing between the United Kingdom, the United States of America and the Dominions, in the common war effort; and whether steps have been taken to establish similar relations with the distinguished scientists, and the great scientific and technical resources of India?
§ Mr. Amery
Measures have been taken in India through the Board of Scientific and Industrial Research, which includes several distinguished Indian scientists, to co-ordinate research in India with reference to war-time requirements: and a system already exists for the interchange of the resulting information with the 1253 appropriate technical authorities in this country and, through the Eastern Group Supply Council, with those of the Dominions in the Eastern Group. Certain further suggestions for developing this system of liaison are receiving consideration.
§ Professor Hill
Does my right hon. Friend realise how essential are personal contacts in collaboration of this kind, and will he approach the Government of India with a view to establishing such contacts here and in India?