§ Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Minister of Technology what steps he has taken and plans to take to implement those parts of the Geddes Report recommending improvements in the ship building industry.
§ Mr. Benn
Provision for the implementation of the main recommendations of the Geddes Report was made in the Shipbuilding Industry Act, which established the Shipbuilding Industry Board to assist the reorganisation of the industry and which enabled me to give guarantees in respect of home ship orders placed in British yards. The Board and I are using these powers to help the industry increase its ability to compete on the world market for ships.