HC Deb 07 May 1935 vol 301 c794
18. Mr. MAGNAY

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many shipowners have taken advantage of the Government's scheme for the replacement of obsolete tonnage by new vessels?


So far applications for assistance have been received from 11 shipowners. These cover proposals to build 10 vessels aggregating 48,000 tons gross and 10 smaller vessels aggregating 8,000 tons gross. I hope that notification of approval, subject to the completion of the necessary documents, will be made to certain applicants at an early date.