HC Deb 22 July 1968 vol 769 cc1-2W
37. Sir E. Errington

asked the Minister of Technology what is the latest position in regard to the agreement with other countries on the European Launcher Development Organisation projects; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

In Paris on 11th-12th July, 1968, Ministers of European Launcher Development Organisation Member States considered future technical plans of the Organisation for completing the current programme. The financial implications of the proposals

Approximate Date Started Description Expenditure to 31st March, 1968 Estimated Expenditure 1968–69
£'000 £'000
April, 1963 Space Technology 305 250
October, 1966 A.P.A.C.E 133 185
April, 1963 M.O.H. Medical Engineering and Services 139 180
April, 1963 The Home Office—various forensic science projects 186 55
October, 1966 Mintech—Advanced Computer Interconnections 76 65
August, 1967 M.P.B.W.—Glass Fibre Reinforced Plaster 14 25
October, 1966 M.O.H.—R & D on Dental Materials 24 20
April, 1963 Other Civil Work for Government Department* 463 180
April, 1963 Minor Works for Universities, Industry, etc.† 94 40
Total‡ 1,434 1,000
* Includes 8 contracts in hand over £5,000 each.
† Includes 2 contracts in hand over £5,000 each.
None of the above projects forms part of any international project.
‡ Figures of expenditure cover full cost, including depreciations and similar notional overheads. Full cost is recovered from all customers.

The other data given in my Written answers to the hon. Member on 13th May

were also examined. Agreement was not reached and further discussions are to be held.