§ 14. Mr. Blenkinsop
asked the Minister of Technology whether he will make a statement on the future of the ship repair industry and, in particular, regarding the agreement reached in connection with Palmers Yard in Hebburn.
§ Mr. Ridley
My right hon. Friend expects shortly to receive advice from the Shipbuilding and Ship Repairing Council about the industry. He wishes to study this advice before making any statement.