HC Deb 25 April 1939 vol 346 c950
28. Mr. J. Griffiths

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can now make a statement as to whether he is prepared to consider limiting the subsidy for shipbuilding to coal-burning ships?

Mr. Cross

No, Sir, but my right hon. Friend proposes to frame the scheme in such a way as to give some preference to coal-burning vessels. He hopes to be in a position to make a further announcement on this point within a few days.