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Shipyards (Home Orders)

Volume 648: debated on Wednesday 8 November 1961

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53.

asked the Minister of Transport what steps he is taking to encourage British shipowners to order new ships from British instead of non-British shipbuilders.

I naturally hope that British shipowners will place their orders with British yards, but I do not believe that it would be in the long term interests of either shipping or the shipbuilding industry for the Government to subsidise home orders.