§ Mr. C. Ian Orr-Ewing
Our procedure ensures that all areas of high unemployment are given the opportunity to win contracts for naval construction. As most of the warship builders are already in the development districts, most of the contracts for the building of warships go to areas of high unemployment.
§ Mr. Orr-Ewing
The total value of shipbuilding orders is £215 million, of which £150 million is spent actually with the shipbuilders themselves. I am aware of the other point, and I should like to say that it is not a matter only of shipbuilding. For instance, the Royal Navy has placed contracts in Scotland totalling £15 million for N.A.T.O. sites being constructed in Scotland, and we give much 440 other substantial support in our naval establishments, like the establishment at Lossiemouth.