§ The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport (Mr. John Hay)
The position of shipbuilding and ship-repairing in Wallsend and on Tyneside generally has not changed significantly in the past year.
§ Mr. Mellish
It is a curious thing to say that if a situation has not got worse then that makes it rather good. Has the Ministry any particular plans? What are its ideas and hopes for the future?
§ Mr. Dudley Williams
Is my hon. Friend aware that the shipbuilding industry all over the country is suffering from severe competition from the Continent, as shipyards there are undercutting our prices? Does not he agree that if our industry and the trade unions in it do not look out, there will not be any employment in the industry at all?