§ 45. Mr. de Freitas
asked the Secretary of State for Air what study is being made in the Meteorological Office of 1392 the development of weather forecasting, using photographs of weather in the earth's atmosphere taken from satellites in space.
The Meteorological Office is keeping itself closely informed on work in this field, both through the World Meteorological Organisation and by direct contact with the United States authorities.
§ Mr. de Freitas
Will the Secretary of State impress on his colleagues that even a very modest contribution towards space research will directly benefit the weather forecasting, even if it can do nothing about the weather?
As the hon. Gentleman knows, the Government are not yet ready to make an announcement about their plans in the space research field generally.