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Shipbuilding

Volume 977: debated on Thursday 31 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will now announce his detailed proposals for bringing forward public sector shipbuilding orders.

I have nothing to add to my reply to a similar question from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Ardwick (Mr. Kaufman) on 6 November 1979.—[Vol. 973, c. 139.]

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what discussions he has had with British Shipbuilders concerning Government assistance for potential orders for Ailsa shipyard.

Discussions with British Shipbuilders about Government assistance for potential orders are commercially confidential.

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what forms of Government aid he is ready to make available to assist Ailsa shipyard to obtain further orders.

My hon. Friend's statement of 23 July to the House sets out the substantial support being provided to all our shipbuilding yards.