HC Deb 01 December 1966 vol 737 cc137-8W
67. Mr. Gresham Cooke

asked the Minister of Technology, in view of the fact that hydrofoil craft are built and operated in Russia, America, Italy, Japan and Germany as compared with none in this country, what steps he is taking to encourage a shipbuilding firm to enter this field.

Mr. Benn

I refer to the Answer given to the hon. Member on 22nd November last. When the results of the current studies are known, both the Ministry of Technology and industry will be in a better position to assess the case for commercial exploitation of the hydrofoil principle in this country.—[Vol. 736, c.251–2.]