HC Deb 20 December 1966 vol 738 cc243-4W
51. Mr. Blenkinsop

asked the Minister of Technology what action he has taken to implement the recommendations of the Geddes Report on the shipbuilding industry.

Mr. Benn

The Government have maintained their part in the programme outlined in the Geddes Report.

Mr. Milne

asked the Minister of Technology if he will speed up the implementation of the Geddes Committee Report on Shipbuilding in advance of the present programme, in view of the position obtaining in the industry and its importance to the nation's economy.

Mr. Benn

The timetable proposed in the Geddes Report was itself a tight one and I do not consider it practicable for me to accelerate it.