HC Deb 24 January 1977 vol 924 c420W
22. Mr. Willey

asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he will make a statement on the work of the Organising Committee for British Shipbuilders; and to what extent it has been affected by the delay in enacting legislation.

Mr. Les Huckfield

The main work of the Organising Committee has been the preparation of plans for vesting and for the initial organisation of British Shipbuilders, as well as developing sales opportunities. But the delay to the Bill is a serious handicap to the committee and is damaging the long-term prospects of the industry.

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