A giant British shipbuilding consortium, the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders in Scotland, has today (June 14) appointed a liquidator after running out of money.
A giant British shipbuilding consortium, the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders in Scotland, has today (June 14) appointed a liquidator after running out of money. This move, which reportedly threatens thousands of jobs, comes after desperate attempts to get five million pounds (sterling) from the Conservative Government. But the Government, following an investigation, today refused after pointing out that the consortium had already lost 20-million pounds given to it by the former Labour Government. The shipyards, where such liners as the Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, and Queen Elizabeth II were built, is the second large industrial concern which the Government has refused to help this year. In February, the engineering firm of Rolls Royce crashed and a liquidator was appointed to take control of the company. Workers at the Clyde shipyards, meanwhile, have threatened to take over the docks if the Government continues to refuse help.
The first part of this film shows scenes of work in progress at the shipyards, and has a voice-over-film commentary FOR GUIDANCE ONLY. It should be held under the VISNEWS written commentary, and sound only brought up for the interview with Trade Minister Mr. John Davies in the second part of the film. a transcript of the interview is included on this page.