Sir C. Osobrne
asked the Minister of Transport, in view of the desirability of re-establishing British shipping prestige on the North Atlantic run, of giving encouragement to the shipbuilding and shipping industry and of reducing unemployment in the shipyards, when he will make a statement on the discussions with the Cunard Company regarding a subsidy to the company in replacing the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth.
§ Mr. Marples
I have nothing to add to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Sunderland, North (Mr. Willey) on 27th February.