HC Deb 22 January 1969 vol 776 cc108-9W
51. Mr. Shinwell

asked the Minister of Technology what representations he has received from firms engaged in the shipbuilding industry about the effect of increased steel prices on their competitive position; and what reply he has sent.

Mr. Benn

The Shipbuilding and Ship-repairing Council as well as representatives of both sides of the industry have expressed their concern to me about the effect of future steel prices on their competitive position. I have discussed the problem with representatives from the industry and have noted their views.

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