HC Deb 30 May 1962 vol 660 c126W
58. Mr. Wolrige-Gordon

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will now take steps, consistent with Her Majesty's Government's declared aim to encourage local industry, to alleviate the difficulties in obtaining orders for new vessels at present being experienced in the smaller shipbuilding yards in Scotland.

Vice-Admiral Hughes Hallett

It is up to the yards themselves to find work, but my right hon. Friend would be glad to discuss with them at any time ways in which he could help them to become more competitive.