§ Mr. Dalyell
asked the Secretary of State for Defence, what initiatives have been taken by the Microbiological Research Establishment, Porton, to promote the use by civil industry of techniques for the continuous cultivation of bacteria.
§ Mr. Mason
The M.R.E. has been a pioneer in this field and has published many papers in the open literature. In this context it enjoys an international reputation. Its staff have contributed to international conferences one of which was organised by the Establishment.231W
M.R.E.'s contribution to the development of continuous culture techniques are therefore available to all who wish to avail themselves of the knowledge. Dissemination of this information to British industry is further assisted by active liaison between M.R.E. and the Ministry of Technology.