HC Deb 22 October 1969 vol 788 c282W
Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Minister of Technology if he will state the progress, giving figures, of British shipbuilding for home and foreign service, during the last five years as compared with the similar progress of the same industry in the United States of America and Japan, respectively.

Mr. Benn

The information is as follows:

Dr. Ernest A. Davies

A number of additional new materials and proposals for dispersing oil slicks have been examined by Mintech Laboratories in the past year. Preliminary trials have shown that the I.C.I. product Dispersol OS shows considerable promise for use at sea and the material produced by the Shell Company for sinking oil also seems likely to be of value in some situations.