HC Deb 29 April 1965 vol 711 cc76-7W
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 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.