HL Deb 28 March 1984 vol 450 cc330-1WA
Lord Kennet

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What response they intend to make to President Reagan's invitation to participate in the development of the United States Space Station, and whether they consider this to be a civil or a military programme.

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Young)

We are discussing the invitation with other member states of the European Space Agency, in order to formulate a co-ordinated response. The space station is part of the civil space programme of the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) by whom budgetary provision is being made.

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