HC Deb 10 July 1987 vol 119 c313W
Mr. Adley

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if research on ship design by his Department is available to commercial shipbuilders and operators in so far as it is outwith the confines of security; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Sainsbury

If appropriate and if security considerations permit, the results of research on ship design are published in the technical press and through learned societies. My Department also makes results available to United Kingdom industry through its membership of several research groups and through the Defence Scientific Advisory Council. Advice is also given in response to specific inquiries and test facilities are made available. The end product of much research is embodied in a series of naval engineering standards, many of which are available for sale to industry.

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