HC Deb 21 May 1973 vol 857 c6W
Mr. Donald Stewart

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what additional costs he estimates will be borne by the shipbuilding industry in Scotland as a consequence of the new basing point system for steel prices.

Mr. Emery

The adoption of the basing point system will in itself lead to little or no additional costs for the Scottish shipbuilding industry overall since Glasgow is a basing point for most of the steels it uses.