§ Q7. Mr. Mike Thomas
asked the Prime Minister what effect the Government's decisions on shipbuilding have had and are planned to have on employment in shipbuilding on the Tyne, Wear and Tees, respectively.
§ Q36. Mr. Robert Hughes
asked the Prime Minister what effect the Government's policies on shipbuilding will have had on shipbuilding employment in Scotland by 4 May 1980.
§ The Prime Minister
Our policy is to continue financial support for British 601W Shipbuilders for a period of two years while it takes the measures necessary to achieve viability. Employment prospects in the shipbuilding industry will depend on its success in doing so.