§ 97. Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu
asked the Minister of Technology whether the Navy Department has completed its evaluation of a British Hovercraft Corporation hovercraft for a naval rôle; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. David Price
The BH7 hovercraft, to which the hon. Member must be referring, is currently undergoing specification trials with the manufacturer. This will be followed by the Department's Acceptance trials using the Interservice Hovercraft Unit. The Naval Evaluation Trials are scheduled for middle of 1971, after certain additional equipment has been fitted, and are expected to take up to two years.154W
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