§ 6. Mr. STOREY
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will now state what steps he proposes to take to assist British shipping to meet subsidised foreign competition?
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Runciman)
Consultations are continuing actively, but there are many interests to be considered. I hope to be able to make a statement on this subject in the near future.
§ Mr. STOREY
Will the right hon. Gentleman impress upon the Government and shipowners that while they are coming to a decision in this matter 87 per cent. of the shipbuilders on the Wear 730 are unemployed on account of the shipping depression?