§ Mr. Jim Marshall
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what action the Government are taking to assure the future of shipbuilding operations at Harland and Wolff.
§ Mr. Viggers
The future of shipbuilding operations at Harland and Wolff is dependent on the company's ability to secure orders on a commercial basis. Government financial support for merchant ship orders is available within the framework of the EC VI directive on aid to shipbuilding.