Is the Prime Minister aware that there are about five Ministers dealing with the question of space and if one puts down a Question about space and wants a coherent answer on a broad field one simply cannot get it from one Minister? Would he consider giving the Minister of Aviation, for example, overall responsibility for it; and, secondly, could he indicate whether the Government have a space policy?
Space itself is a very broad field. Indeed, I understand there are those who consider it to be limitless. If it is true there are five Ministers who, at some point or another, are responsible for this field, I think this has always been the case. If the hon. Gentleman thinks in terms of the engineering responsibility, the production responsibilities, foreign affairs and so on, he will find this is so. It depends how he frames his Question. I can certainly tell him, because I have been into this very much myself in the past few months, that the arrangements for inter-departmental co-ordination are very satisfactory on this subject and that certainly we do have a space policy.