§ 58. Mr. DENVILLE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what was the tonnage of Government orders allocated to the Clyde and Tyne, respectively, during the last six months?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Lord Stanley)
During the last six months, warship orders allocated to the Clyde district amounted to approximately 30,400 tons, and to the Tyne district 11,700 tons. It would, however, be misleading to base deductions on comparative figures for so short a period.
§ Mr. DENVILLE
Will the Noble Lord tell me why there is such a difference in the allocations to the Tyne as compared with the Clyde?