HC Deb 19 July 1967 vol 750 c2136
74. Mr. Edward M. Taylor

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a further statement on the request for additional financial assistance to complete the Q4 contract which he has recently received from the Cunard Company.

Mr. Jay

I have nothing to add to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member on 14th June.—[Vol. 748, c. 552.]

Mr. Taylor

Is the President of the Board of Trade aware that this is a matter of desperate urgency? How much longer have we to wait? Can he at least give a guarantee that the Government, having committed themselves so far, will ensure that this great ship is completed?

Mr. Jay

I agree that this is a matter of great importance, and that is why it deserves very serious and careful consideration. I assure the hon. Member that we shall reach a conclusion as soon as possible.