HC Deb 14 November 1973 vol 864 c169W
Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry for which foreign Governments he prohibits British shipbuilders from building.

Mr. Anthony Grant

Licences are required for the construction of all ships for foreign owners. They are issued freely for all merchant vessels but applications to construct warships and other vessels which may have a naval capability are considered individually on their merits.