§ Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Minister of Technology in view of the recent shipbuilding difficulties in certain areas and of the concentration of Great Britain's shipbuilding in certain places, if he will make a statement on his plans for developing the shipbuilding industry in Aberdeen.
§ Mr. Fowler
The Shipbuilding Industry Board is ready to consider any applications for assistance under the Shipbuilding Industry Act. 1967, from shipbuilding companies wishing to improve and develop their facilities. No such applications have so far been received from shipbuilding companies in Aberdeen.