HC Deb 22 May 1957 vol 570 c85W
83. Commander Maitland

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what steps he has taken to initiate or assist proposals to carry out experimental work in equipping a large tanker with atomic propulsion.

Mr. T. G. D. Galbraith:

As I informed the hon. and gallant Member during the Navy Estimates debate on 13th May, work is being urgently pressed forward with the aim of getting nuclear propulsion in an economic form. This involves technical feasibility studies which are being prepared for my Committee, which is fully alive to the urgency of the problem.