HC Deb 02 December 1980 vol 995 c140W
Mr. Grylls

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if it is his intention to provide intervention fund assistance for orders obtained by the nationalised British shipyards, if such orders could be built by privately owned British shipyards.

Mr. Michael Marshall

It is not our intention to make available intervention fund assistance in such a way as to distort competition between the public and private sectors.