HC Deb 30 July 1962 vol 664 c21W
91. Mr. Eden

asked the Minister of Aviation if, in the light of his predecessor's visit to Woomera, he will make a statement on the progress being made in the development of a United Kingdom space vehicle.

Mr. Amery

The United Kingdom, together with Australia, Belgium, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy and the Netherlands, is participating in the development of a three-stage satellite launcher by the European Launcher Development Organisation. A preparatory group has been set up to co-ordinate the work which is proceeding in the member countries pending the ratification of the Convention to establish the Organisation. A technical mission is at present in Australia examining the problems connected with firing the Blue Streak first stage and the three-stage launcher from the Woomera Range.