HC Deb 20 October 1975 vol 898 c56W
25. Mr. John H. Osborn

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will take steps to help the shipbuilding industry in the Yorkshire and Humberside region by providing financial aid comparable to that being received in the north of England and Scotland.

Mr. Kaufman

Any shipbuilding company in an assisted area may apply for selective financial assistance under section 7 of the Industry Act 1972, but in considering such applications we must have regard to long-term employment benefits.