Industrial Research and the State


    MR. STANLEY BALDWIN, as Lord President of the Council, may be regarded as a Minister of Research, since he is responsible to Parliament for the Committee of the Privy Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. He is keenly alive to the possibilities of scientific and industrial research, and this attitude marks the message he sent recently to the conference of industrial research associations, reference to which was made in NATURE of March 31, p. 504. Mr. Baldwin confirmed his promise on behalf of the Government in replying to a question in the House of Commons on March 27, when he said:

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