HC Deb 15 November 1982 vol 32 c34W
36. Mr. Willey

asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether any progress has been made in formulating a scrap and build scheme for shipbuilding.

Mr. Butcher

Scrap and build was last discussed at the Council of Ministers on 20 November 1979. There was considerable scepticism among member States as to whether any form of scrap and build would be cost effective, and the Commission has not put any fresh ideas forward since then.

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