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Shipbuilding And Ship Repairing

Volume 885: debated on Monday 3 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he will accept the submission of the Shipbuilders and Repairers National Association that ship repairing companies should be excluded from his nationalisation proposals, as their activities are different from shipbuilding.

The SRNA's submission was carefully considered, but the Government do not intend to vary their decision that the larger ship repair companies should be taken into public ownership. My right hon. Friend will make a full statement as soon as possible.