§ Mr. Ridley
asked the Minister of Technology if he will set out for each year since 1966 the amount paid out in investment grants and committed for future years, in respect of ships ordered abroad, by United Kingdom and by foreign shipowners, respectively.
§ Mr. Varley
Investment grants are not made to foreign shipowners. I assume that in referring to them the hon. Member has in mind British shipping companies controlled by non-resident interests. Information in the precise form requested is not available, but the table below summarises the facts.