§ 19. Mr. Bagier
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he has had any discussion with British Shipbuilders about the construction of a fleet support King vessel; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
British Shipbuilders has kept my right hon. Friend fully informed of the development of the fleet support King design, and of its market potential. While the Royal Navy has no requirement at present for a vessel of this kind, British Shipbuilders is actively seeking overseas possibilities for this design. We will give it every support in its efforts.