Mr. S. James A. Hill
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether Her Majesty's Government now propose to participate in the next stages of the post-Apollo programme.
§ Mr. Michael Heseltine
The next stage in the post-Apollo programme is the Phase B2 study into the sortie lab and I have offered the European Space Research Organisation a contribution of £300,000 to this stage. In doing so I have made it clear that the United Kingdom is in no way committed to participating in further stages of the studies or in the subsequent development and construction phases.