HC Deb 24 February 1986 vol 92 c435W
Mr. Frank Field

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what subsidy his Department was asked to make when Harland and Wolff tendered for an order for an air training ship and for British Petroleum's single well oil production system; and how these figures compared with the size of the subsidy actually paid in each case.

Dr. Boyson

No subsidy was either sought or provided for the aviation training ship. Details of assistance for the British Petroleum single well oil production system order are regarded as commercially confidential.