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British Shipbuilders

Volume 24: debated on Monday 17 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will make a statement on his Department's procedures for monitoring British Shipbuilders' loss-making ship repairing activities.

My Department reviews the performance of British Shipbuilders' operating divisions, including ship-repair, quarterly on the basis of reports produced by the corporation. The report on British Shipbuilders recently published by the House of Commons Industry and Trade Committee reproduces a memorandum from the Department in which the Department's monitoring procedures are prescribed.