HC Deb 15 May 1963 vol 677 c1311
38. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Minister of Transport what discussions he had with the delegation of business men from Scandinavian countries who recently visited this country to discuss shipping and shipbuilding matters of common interest to those countries and the United Kingdom with a view to correlating those interests and expanding British shipping and shipbuilding trade.

Vice-Admiral Hughes-Hallett

I know of no such delegation.

Mr. Hughes

When will the Parliamentary Secretary emulate the constructive example of the Trades Union Congress in promoting international conversations at a high level with a view to increasing the trade, industry and commerce of this country and diminishing great unemployment, especially on the north-east coast of Scotland?

Vice-Admiral Hughes Hallett

I can assure the hon. and learned Gentleman that we are always ready to consider anything which will help to bring orders to our shipyards.