§ Mr. Michael Brown
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he has any plans to modify the administration of assistance provided under section 10 of the Industry Act 1972; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Newton
Assistance under section 10 of the Industry Act 1972, known as the home credit shipbuilding guarantee scheme, will in future be subject to an explicit test of need before offers are made. This will bring the administration of the scheme into line with that of other departmental schemes.