§ Mr. Boyes
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on progress in the ELF submarine communications programme; what are the reasons for the delays in installation of a trial ELF transmitter in Glengarry; and when he now expects to submit a notice of intention to develop an ELF facility to the Highland regional council.
§ Mr. Neubert
[holding answer 9 February 1990]: Work on ELF communications continues at the Admiralty research establishment. A decision to proceed with limited testing of the technology at Glengarry will depend on the availability of resources. I cannot speculate therefore when a notice of proposed developments might be submitted.