§ 24. Mr. Hooley
asked the Minister of Technology if he will approach the Government of the Federal German 19 Republic with a view to working out a joint programme of research and development into nuclear marine propulsion.
§ Dr. Bray
The nuclear research ship "Otto Hahn", now being fitted out in Germany, is an interesting national project in which Euratom has participated, and from which some valuable experience will no doubt be obtained. There are other Questions on the Order Paper regarding nuclear marine propulsion.
§ Mr. Hooley
Now that the Polaris programme is completed, is it not important that we should take active steps to develop the civil use of nuclear power for marine propulsion? Would not this be an area in which there could be valuable European collaboration?
§ Sir H. Legge-Bourke
If we are to consider approaching the Germans about the "Otto Hahn", ought we not also to consider consulting the Soviet Union about its icebreaker, the "Lenin", and also the United States about the "Savannah"?