HC Deb 25 April 1988 vol 132 c47W
Mr. Michael McNair-Wilson

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what discussions he has had with his opposite numbers in the European Space Agency about setting in hand a technology demonstration programme.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

Technology demonstration is a component of many ESA programmes. The agency also has an optional in-orbit technology demonstration activity, already under way. I have not had occasion to discuss this with my ESA opposite numbers, although my officials at the British National Space Centre keep closely in touch with officials at ESA.

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