§ Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will make a statement on the steps which Her Majesty's Government are taking to install nuclear energy in British submarines; and how far this energy is being installed in, or applied to, other ships in Her Majesty's Navy.
§ Mr. J. P. L. Thomas
No. It would not be in the public interest to do so but I can assure the hon. and learned Member that the Admiralty are fully alive to the importance to the Royal Navy of developments in the field of nuclear energy for propulsion purposes and much attention is being devoted to it.