HC Deb 08 November 1961 vol 648 c53W
53. Mr. Elwyn Jones

asked the Minister of Transport what steps he is taking to encourage British shipowners to order new ships from British instead of non-British shipbuilders.

Mr. Marples

I naturally hope that British shipowners will place their orders with British yards, but I do not believe that it would be in the long term interests of either shipping or the shipbuilding industry for the Government to subsidise home orders.