HC Deb 24 January 1972 vol 829 c322W
Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what research he is undertaking into the design of vessels capable of navigating both the England waterways of this country and on the continent and the intervening sea.

Mr. David Price

No research is being undertaken on this type of vessel at the National Physical Laboratory owing to lack of demand from industry. However, shallow water testing equipment is to be installed at the Laboratory's Ship Division.