HC Deb 05 March 1997 vol 291 cc643-4W
18. Mr. Davidson

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he has taken to ensure the future of commercial shipbuilding in(a) Scotland and (b) Govan.[17330]

Mr. Kynoch

My right hon. Friend has taken a close interest in the commercial success of the shipbuilding industry in every part of Scotland. This has included promoting the interests of the industry and, where appropriate, drawing attention to the continued excellence of these shipyards and the great progress in their productivity, working practices and labour relations.