HC Deb 07 February 1972 vol 830 c243W
58. Mr. Palmer

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the Government's policy towards British participation in the post-Apollo programme for a space shuttle.

Mr. Corfield

The Government are examining the merits of participation in this programme. We are continuing discussions with our European Space Conference partners and, jointly with them, with the U.S. authorities preparatory to a decision by the European Space Conference later this year.