§ Mr. Marten
asked the Minister of Technology what money has been earmarked for the development of electric propulsion for satellites in each of the next five years.
§ Mr. Benn
As was said in answer to a Question from the hon. Member on 5th February, 1968, work on the development of electric propulsion is part of a broader programme, the Black Arrow programme, which is costing approximately £3 million a year. Much of the work on satellite technology also con-6W tributes to the development of electric propulsion and it is not possible to isolate work on electrical propulsion as such.—[Vol. 758 c. 25.]