§ 56. Mr. Willey
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the grantees and borrowers under the Shipbuilding Industry Act 1967, and the total amounts received by way of grants or loan, respectively, by each grantee and borrower.
§ Mr. Ridley
Details of assistance provided up to 31st March, 1971, by the Shipbuilding Industry Board to individual firms under the Shipbuilding Industry Act, 1967, have been published in the board's four annual reports. Assistance provided in the last nine months of this12W year will be published in the board's final report.
§ 68. Mr. Wingfield Digby
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will make a statement on the most recent quarter's figures showing orders for ships from British yards.
§ Mr. John Davies
In the period July to September, United Kingdom yards secured orders for 128,000 gross tons. The low figure appears to reflect slackening in world demand for ships.
§ 75. Mr. Willey
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking in view of the Shipbuilding Industry Board's report that there has been no development in grouping among the builders of slow speed diesel engines.
§ Mr. Ridley
None. Any grouping is a matter in the first instance for the corn-panics themselves.