§ Mr. Leadbitter
asked the Minister of Technology what are the present functions of the Shipbuilding Industry Board; to what extent its rôle in the reorganisation of the shipbuilding industry has been modified on the policy of regrouping yards; and by what tests the Board allocates to the industry finances for whatever purpose.
§ Mr. Benn
I would refer my hon. Friend to the Shipbuilding Industry Act, 1967, as amended by the Industrial Expansion Act, 1968, which lays down both the Board's functions and the purpose for which its powers are to be exercised.