§ Mr. Charles Morrison
asked the Minister of Technology what measures his Department has so far taken to stimulate the development of biochemical engineering in Great Britain; and what further steps he proposes to take.
§ Mr. Cousins
My Department is not at present directly engaged in this field. But the National Research Development Corporation for which I am responsible is actively involved in supporting development projects in the following fields: ultrasonic diagnosis, membranes for heart-lung machines, biochemical analysis, artificial kidneys, incontinence devices, blind aid and aural microscopy. The Corporation is also considering sup-152W port for projects in the field of ultrasonic radiography and intra-colonic cameras.