§ Mr. Terlezki
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will consider establishing a European research development unit to harmonise and economise on armoured production; and if he will make a astatement.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
No. For the present this aim is best served by continuing to work through our existing machinery for promoting international collaboration. This machinery includes the independent European group, the NATO conference of national armaments directors, and our various bilateral arrangements with NATO Allies, in all of which we are working actively to increase collaboration.