HC Deb 15 July 1985 vol 83 cc6-7W
Mr. Bruce

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the final date on which he will accept offers to buy the Hall Russell shipyard, Aberdeen; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Butcher

No date has been set. British Shipbuilders was asked to dispose of all its warshipbuilding yards by 31 March 1986. It remains the Government's intention to privatise Hall Russell.