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Wear Shipyards (Grouping Proposals)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Technology – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th March 1968.

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Photo of Mr Tony Benn Mr Tony Benn , Bristol South East 12:00 am, 18th March 1968

I understand my right hon. Friend's anxiety—which, as he knows, I share—but the object of the Shipbuilding Industry Act was to invite the Board to negotiate with the purchasers themselves. I should be very reluctant to intervene but I shall consider very carefully what my right hon. Friend has said.