HC Deb 14 January 1964 vol 687 c14W
Brigadier Clarke

asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty if he will now give consideration to building a Royal Navy fleet replenishment tanker fitted with a British-designed marine reactor.

Mr. Hay

The possibilities of nuclear propulsion for surface ships continue to receive the active consideration of the Admiralty, but the reasons given in reply to my hon. and gallant Friend on 31st January, 1963, why nuclear propulsion has not been adopted for Fleet replenishment tankers still apply.