HC Deb 13 April 1994 vol 241 c224W
30. Mr. Byers

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what steps he is taking to support the shipbuilding industry.

Mr. Heseltine

My Department's sponsorship divisions maintain close contact with our shipbuilding industry. We provide the industry with assistance from the shipbuilding intervention fund and the home credit guarantee scheme. We provide the maximum level of support permitted by the seventh directive on aid to shipbuilding.