HC Deb 29 October 1987 vol 121 cc382-3W
Mr. Atkinson

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on the future of HOTOL.

Mr. Butcher

For the present until end-1987 British Aerospace and Rolls-Royce have agreed to continue on their own responsibility the proof of concept studies on HOTOL commenced in 1986. We are currently reviewing the future progress of HOTOL with the companies.