HC Deb 22 October 1987 vol 120 c848W
Mr. Wray

asked the Prime Minister if she will detail Government policy towards joint ventures with other European countries in matters of space research, maritime experiments.

The Prime Minister

Subject to overall funding constraints, the Government will continue to collaborate on cost-effective space ventures both within the programmes of the European Space Agency and, where appropriate, under separate bilateral and multilateral initiatives with European countries.

The United Kingdom has taken an active part in supporting co-operative research in maritime navigation aids through the European cost programme. We also co-operate with the signatories to the Bonn agreement on pollution control in the North sea, as well as supporting EEC efforts in the community research centre at Ispra.