HC Deb 27 November 1968 vol 774 cc113-4W
Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Minister of Technology what plans he has for promoting further amalgamations in the shipbuilding and shiprepairing industry; and how he is seeking to bring them about.

Mr. Benn

The Shipbuilding Industry Board will continue to promote shipbuilding mergers and provide financial assistance where necessary under the Shipbuilding Industry Act. Shiprepair is not covered by the Act and I have no present plan for promoting particular amalgamations in that field.

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