The UK Bible Students Website
The Sunday Times, 19 November 1967, p. 2
(Bryan Silcock and Cal McCrystal, reporters)
‘. . . By revealing officially for the first time that Westinghouse had tried to acquire a licence for British fast reactor know-how, the Minister proved that the American company was interested more in specific information than in making good their shortage in manpower.
Even before Mr. Benn’s letter, scientists at Dounreay, where the most advanced nuclear power reactor in the West (and possibly in the world) is under construction, feared that the Americans might pick up classified information without the formality of buying a licence or poaching scientists.
‘. . . The Minister made it clear that he will not bid against Westinghouse’s offers to the British scientists said to go as high as £35,000 a year . . . . Westinghouse repeated that the salaries offered were commensurate with the going rate in America. “Any inference that the reason Westinghouse seeks qualified engineers abroad is to steal someone else’s know-how is completely false . . .”.’