HC Deb 11 April 1967 vol 744 c951
10. Mr. J. H. Osborn

asked the Minister of Technology what encouragement and backing the National Research Development Corporation and other agencies are now giving to hovercraft manufacturing companies to encourage the design, construction and trials of heavy freight vehicles.

Mr. Dell

The British Hovercraft Corporation has already delivered a heavy load carrier to the Central Electricity Generating Board and is prepared to accept orders for similar vehicles from other users. The National Research Development Corporation is not directly concerned with this particular development.

Mr. Osborn

The Parliamentary Secretary misinterpreted my Question. I meant ocean vehicles of 1,000 tons and over. I shall ask a further Question.