HC Deb 02 May 1972 vol 836 c119W
Mr. Ian Lloyd

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will provide facilities at the National Physical Laboratory or some other suitable research establishment for a ship manceuvring simulator to provide training for the merchant marine in the handling of specialised vessels such as very large container ships and bulk carriers.

Mr. Onslow:

The Department is discussing with industry and others concerned the need for a ship training simulator. If it becomes clear that such a facility is needed, its site is one of the questions to be considered.

£ million (f.o.b.)
1967 1968 1969 1970 1971
Western Europe 23.4 27.7 33.6 41.6 49.9
Eastern Europe (including U.S.S.R.) 3.7 6.3 6.1 8.5 8.2
Commonwealth 3.9 5.7 6.9 9.9 11.6
United States 1.6 2.5 3.6 7.0 9.1

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