HC Deb 22 November 1955 vol 546 c92W
52. Mr. J. R. H. Hutchison

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many foreign countries are giving subsidies to their shipbuilding industry in competition with British trade, whether openly or in disguised form.

Mr. Low

Of the foreign countries with important shipbuilding industries for which information is available, five assist the building of ships for their own fleets. Four of these also assist in various ways the building of ships for export; but in one of these the arrangement for doing this is due to lapse at the end of this year.