§ Mr. Warren
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the progress of his consultations with British industry to supply competitive equipment to that obtained heretofore from foreign sources for extruded steel frames and forgings for use in the construction of submarines for the Royal Navy.
§ Mr. Pattie
In co-operation with the British Steel Corporation we expect to carry out a trial rolling of steel frames for patrol submarines next year. Discussions between MOD and DOI officials and BSC on forgings for reactor pressure vessels are continuing.