HC Deb 12 February 1963 vol 671 cc174-5W
133. Mr. Pentland

asked the Parliamentary Secretary for Science what arrangements have been agreed upon by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority with other countries in order to undertake a joint research and development programme on a design of a nuclear reactor suitable for marine propulsion; and what will be the cost to Her Majesty's Government.

Mr. Denzil Freeth

The only joint research and development programme with an overseas group on the design of a marine nuclear propulsion reactor is that with a consortium of Belgian firms known as Belgo-Nucleaire, which was described in my answer to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Portsmouth, West, on 12th December. Arrangements and costs of this programme which are shared equally, are the subject of an agreement which, for commercial reasons, is confidential to both parties.

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