HC Deb 19 November 1973 vol 864 c921
3. Mr. Willey

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress has been made in his discussions about the Sea Horse marine engine.

The Under-Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (Mr. Anthony Grant)

My Department remains in close touch with the company concerned and is keeping itself informed of the progress of this project.

Mr. Willey

Will the Minister try to expedite the progress of the discussions? Is he aware that the very encouraging announcement made last week of Government support for Sunderland shipbuilding would be well complemented with equal support for this marine engine project?

Mr. Grant

Yes, indeed. I think that the company in question is well aware of the urgency. We await certain technical and commercial information from it, and I am sure that it will be as quick as possible in supplying that information.