§ 47. Mr. Dalyell
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will now make a statement on his latest talks with European Economic Community Governments on British participation in the post-Apollo programme.
§ Mr. Michael Heseltine
Discussions are still continuing with our partners in 255W the European Space Conference. A formal meeting of the Conference is planned for 20th December 1972.
§ 59. Mr. Bishop
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what action he is now taking with regard to post-Apollo collaboration with the United States of America and with Europe.
§ Mr. Onslow
Possible European co-operation with the United States in the post-Apollo programme is primarily a matter for the European Space Conference as the Americans have expressed a preference for a collective European response. Discussions are still continuing with our European partners and a formal meeting of the Conference is planned for 20th December 1972. My hon. Friend the Minister for Aerospace and Shipping will be leading the United Kingdom delegation.