HC Deb 04 March 1959 vol 601 c420
8. Mr. Wall

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what steps are now being taken to manufacture Polaris in this country.

The Parliamentary and Financial Secretary to the Admiralty (Mr. C. Ian Orr-Ewing)

None, Sir.

Mr. Wall

Can my hon. Friend assure the House that close touch is being kept with the American experiments with this weapon, and can he say whether future British missiles, as they are developed, will be capable of underwater discharge?

Mr. Orr-Ewing

I can readily give an assurance on the first point, but I should want notice of the second.