asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he can now say when he proposes to publish the White Paper on the public ownership of the ship repairing industry.
I shall make a statement to Parliament as soon as possible on the Government's proposals.
asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many firms in the ship repairing industry have applied for financial aid to the latest available date.
To date three companies engaged wholly or mainly in ship repairing have made application for financial aid.
asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many ship repairing firms there are in Wales.
There is one major ship repairing group, and five other companies wholly or partly engaged in ship repairing, in Wales. There are also a number of small firms which are engaged in general engineering and some ship repairing activities.