§ 55. Mr. Atkinson
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he has received any further proposals from British Aerospace and Rolls-Royce on HOTOL.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
I have recently received a proposal from Rolls-Royce for a further year's work on the HOTOL propulsion concept. I expect to receive a related proposal from British Aerospace shortly and I will consider them both with care.