Orders of the Day — Merchant Fleet

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:35 pm on 9th July 1992.

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Photo of Peter Luff Peter Luff , Worcester 9:35 pm, 9th July 1992

I am sure that the Minister is not suggesting that the shipping industry in some sense turned its back on Operation Granby. Will he join me in congratulating the British shipping industry on the efficiency with which it is run, which meant that it did not have ships available at the drop of a hat? Will he learn the lesson from that and accept that if we could encourage the industry to grow, more ships would be available for such an operation?