§ 44. Mr. McMaster
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, following his visit to Harland and Wolff in Belfast, he will make a statement on the Government's efforts to assist the shipbuilding industry to improve its efficiency and international competitive position.
§ Mr. Mason
With the help of the new export credit facilities, the industry has recently taken a considerable volume of 77W export orders against competition from overseas yards and activity in many yards is at a high level. As to the position in the longer term, the Government propose to await the report of the Shipbuilding Inquiry Committee.