§ Mr. Rankin
asked the Minister of Transport if he has now received the Report on the research and development requirements of the shipbuilding and marine engineering industries; and what steps he proposes taking to carry out the recommendations.
§ Mr. Marples
The Report, which was prepared by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, was published on 15th December. Its recommendations call for action by the shipbuilding industry, D.S.I.R. and my Ministry. Steps are already being taken to implement them.