HC Deb 17 June 1963 vol 679 cc20-1W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Parliamentary Secretary for Science if he will state Great Britain's financial commitment to the 20 M.W. Dragon project at present under construction at Winfrith; and what estimate he has made of further sums likely to be required from Her Majesty's Government for this development.

Mr. Denzil Freeth

£10,200,000. Of this, £4,556,000 has been paid, leaving £5,644,000 to be paid over the years 1963–64 to 1966–67. The Estimate provision in 1963–64 is £2,100,000.

In addition certain assistance is being given in kind and certain Income Tax liabilities of foreign staff attached to the project are being undertaken as described in the 1963–64 Civil Estimates, Class VII, page 18.

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