HC Deb 11 July 1967 vol 750 cc45-6W
Mr. Whitaker

asked the Minister of Technology what progress has been made so far in implementing the Geddes Report on shipbuilding.

Mr. Dell

The main recommendations dependent on action by the Government related to the provision of financial assistance, the establishment of the Shipbuilding Industry Board and the reorganisation of the industry. The Shipbuilding Industry Act makes provision for assistance and the Board has now been put on a statutory basis. My earlier Answer to the hon. Member for South Shields (Mr. Blenkinsop) explains the position on reorganisation.