§ Mr. Cronin
asked the Minister of Technology if, in view of the scope for the use of electronic methods of identification, location, communication and control in the development of underwater technology, and the export potential for such equipment he will secure its development as part of a nationally co-ordinated programme of marine science and technology.
§ Mr. Benn
I am considering, with those of my right hon. Friends with responsibilities in this field, what extension of the national effort of research and development in the field of marine science and technology might prove most profitable. The use of electronic methods of identification location, communication and control is certainly one of the aspects of this subject and indeed much work on these subjects has been in hand for many years.