§ 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.