§ Mr. Trotter
asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he will update the figures for public money provided to British Shipbuilders, given to the hon. Member for Tynemouth on 25 October 1982, Official Report, c. 291–92 and show the total of funds under each heading in pounds of current value.
§ Mr. Butcher
The following table gives details of support for BS through the national loans fund, public dividend capital and other loans, subsidies under the Industry Act 1972 and payments made under the shipbuilding redundancy payments scheme.
Government will give careful consideration to specific requests for help on a case by case basis within the framework of the international rules.