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Research Development Fund

Nature volume 130, pages 393394 (10 September 1932) | Download Citation



THE Committee considers it is highly desirable that the Government should have at its disposal a small fund for research development, and that provision should be made for its continuance when the balance of the fund at the disposal of the Advisory Council for Scientific and Industrial Research is surrendered to the Exchequer at the end of the current year. The Committee refers to evidence received as to the value of the services rendered to industry by the research associations, and trusts that it will be possible for the Government to continue to provide sufficient financial assistance to secure their efficient functioning until industry is in a position to bear the whole of their cost. At the same time it is considered that if an industry can produce a practicable scheme, Government assistance in obtaining Parliamentary powers for a compulsory levy should be forthcoming. We hope to discuss this Report in more detail in due course.

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