HC Deb 11 July 1974 vol 876 c560W
Mr. Viggers

asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether it is his policy to take into national ownership companies engaged in the construction of yachts and small craft, such as lifeboats; and if he will give a complete definition of the "shipbuilding and marine engineering industries" intended to be taken into State ownership.

Mr. Meacher

My right hon. Friend hopes to make a statement soon about the Government's plans for taking shipbuilding, ship repairing and marine engineering into public ownership and control. We have no plans, at present, for extending public ownership to firms whose main activity is the construction of yachts and small craft.