This white paper sets out the views of the government on the second report of the select committee on science and technology for the session 1975-76, which was published in September 1976, on the subject of advanced ground transport. After introducing the subject, the paper continues with the government's comments on the main issues involved in assessing the profitability of research and development projects. Mention is made of the fundamental research which has been undertaken so far and the advances made in connection with advanced ground transport. The role of the science research council in this respect is considered and government views on current commercial prospects noted. Particular mention is made of the UK and overseas markets for high-speed and urban transport systems. Comments are included on the need for co-ordinating machinery for efficient decision-making regarding research and research policy.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Her Majesty's Stationery Office

    House of Commons, P.O. Box 569
    London SE1 9NJ,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1977-5


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 6825

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168088
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1978 12:00AM