HC Deb 07 March 1962 vol 655 c75W
67. Mr. Awbery

asked the President of the Board of Trade what further experiments have been made with hovercraft; what is the size of the largest craft now under construction; and when it is likely to be put into commercial use.

Mr. N. Macpherson

I understand that the National Research Development Corporation and the commercial firms collaborating with it are now experimenting with various forms of transport using the hovercraft principle. The largest under construction is a 27-ton craft. I understand also that some new hovercraft are likely to be tried out for commercial use in the near future.