§ 49. Mr. Daggar
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the decision outlined in a recent White Paper, Cmd. 6357, whereby shipowners may purchase Government-built ships, will be held to commit the Government in respect of the post-war organisation of the shipping industry?
§ Sir K. Wood
No, Sir. The decision announced does not commit the Government in any way as to the post-war organisation of British shipping.
§ Mr. Daggar
Does not the right hon Gentleman consider it important that we should not enter into an agreement by which the nation builds ships and then hands them over to a private company?