HC Deb 13 October 1969 vol 788 c37W
Mr. Willey

asked the Minister of Technology what is the amount of the assistance provided or promised under the Shipbuilding Industry Acts to the shipbuilding industry on the North-East Coast and to the shipbuilding industry in the United Kingdom, respectively.

Mr. Benn

Grants totalling £11½ million have been promised or provided to United Kingdom shipbuilders including £5 million for shipbuilders on the North-East Coast. In addition £14 million in loans have been promised or provided to shipbuilders and £3 million subscribed for shares in shipbuilding undertakings but none of this was for North-East coast companies.

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