Earl of Dalkeith
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what special studies he has made of the value of hydrofoil craft for military purposes; and whether he will publish a report.
§ Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu
The use of hydrofoil craft for military purposes has been considered from time to time and developments in the United States of America and Canada, who have expensive programmes directed to producing anti-submarine hydrofoil craft, have been closely watched.23W
No United Kingdom military requirement for hydrofoil craft is, however, foreseen.