HC Deb 28 February 1967 vol 742 c53W
1 and 2. Mr. Russell Johnston

asked the Minister of Technology (1) what plans he has to encourage British shipowners and British shipbuilders to accept the advantages of standardisation in the detailed specification of marine equipment;

(2) what steps he is taking to ensure that the marine equipment industry in this country matches up to the requirements of the British shipbuilding industry.

Mr. Dell

Shipbuilders and their suppliers and customers, as well as the Classification Societies, are aware of the advantages of greater standardisation in marine equipment. I am considering, with the organisations concerned, how progress can be accelerated.