§ 34. Mr. Atkinson
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement of progress on the development of HOTOL.
§ Mr. Butcher
The current proof-of-concept studies on HOTOL are expected to continue into 1988. It is too early to predict the conclusions of these studies, but both companies have recently been able to report promising progress on both the revoluntary engine concept and on the vehicle design.