§ Mr. Sarwar
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent measures he has taken to support the shipbuilding industry in Belfast. 
§ Mr. Ingram
Following the recent announcement by Harland and Wolff of a conditional order for up to six Roll on/Roll off passenger vessels, the Company and the Government remain in close contact on a number of detailed matters arising from that business. The Government will continue to assist Harland and Wolff in whatever way they can to safeguard employment and skills at the Belfast shipyard and to help it seek out profitable new work there. Ministers and Departments in Northern Ireland have, in recent weeks, had a series of meetings with the company, trades unions and others to discuss current shipbuilding issues and the way ahead for the shipyard. That important work will continue.