HC Deb 02 December 1969 vol 792 c250W
Mr. Dalyell

asked the Minister of Technology whether he was consulted about the agreement between the Australian and the United States Governments on the United States' use of the Woomera launching site; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Carmichael

The Department is always consulted by the Australian Government on any proposal for the use of the Woomera Range by a third party. I assume my hon. Friend is now referring to the recent agreement between Australia and the United States of America to set up a Joint Defence Space Communications Station near to Woomera. This Station does not involve the use of the Woomera launching site.