§ 72. .General CROFT
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Shipping Controller whether the attention of the Government has been called to the fact that numerous orders have been placed by neutral countries with British shipbuilders for construction after the War; whether these orders are placed at such advantageous terms that British shipping firms cannot be expected to successfully compete; and whether, in view of the danger that the replacement of British shipping may be seriously hampered, he will say what steps the Government intend to take to preserve the British slips for British ships?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of SHIPPING (Sir L. Chiozza Money)
I am afraid that I can only refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the answers which I gave to similar questions on 31st October and 5th November. Broadly, the present position is amply safeguarded and the post-bellum position is being most carefully considered by the Government. I am sending my hon. and gallant Friend copies of the replies referred to.