HC Deb 12 November 1973 vol 864 cc5-6W
40. Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether, in view of oil shortages, he will initiate a new study of nuclear propulsion for large merchant ships and a scheme for making it more attractive to British shipowners.

Mr. Onslow

I have already arranged for the basic data in the 1971 Nuclear Ship Study to be updated, and this will be done as soon as possible. When the results are available I will consider what further action may be necessary.