HL Deb 29 July 1960 vol 225 c992

1.3 p.m.


My Lords, with the permission of your Lordships, I should like, before the House rises, to make a personal statement to correct two impressions which I wrongly gave yesterday, in answer to the Question by my noble friend Lord Braye, about the F.I.D.O. installation. My Lords, although substantial work on preparation for experiments with F.I.D.O. has gone on at Marham in the past year, no trials of the installation there have yet taken place with fuel oil. The trials are called for to test the commercial possibilities of an installation, about which the airline operators, some of whom—including British European Airways, in particular —are interested, require further information before they can be expected to commit themselves to the charges involved.

My Lords, I say that to correct impressions which I gave in the OFFICIAL REPORT; and I shall, of course, see that the noble Lords who took part in that debate—in particular the noble Lord, Lord Shackleton—are informed. I thank your Lordships.

House adjourned for the Summer Recess at five minutes past one o'clock, until Tuesday, October 25, 1960.