asked the Secretary of State for Transport what studies he has undertaken into future developments in navigational aids.
In April last year my right hon. Friend invited Dr. D. G. Kiely, a consultant electronics engineer, to undertake a study into developments in marine navigational aids in relation to users' long-term requirements. I have now received Dr. Kiely's report and I am arranging for its publication. Copies have been placed in the Library of the House. I am grateful to Dr. Kiely for undertaking this task and I am sure his conclusions and recommendations will command wide attention. I will be considering them most carefully and I would welcome views on them from all the interested parties.