HC Deb 06 March 1990 vol 168 cc587-8W
Mr. Clay

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received in support of the proposal by the Anglo-Greek Consortium to acquire the NESL Southwick shipyard for the purpose of vessel construction after 9 December 1993.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

[holding answer 27 February 1990]: I have received representations of support for this proposal from the hon. Member, British Shipbuilders, Sunderland metropolitan borough council and A and P Appledore International Limited. The Tyne and Wear development corporation expressed a preference for the use of Southwick rather than North Sands if the Anglo-Greek consortium's proposal were to go ahead.