HC Deb 10 April 1963 vol 675 c1250
4. Mr. W. Hamilton

asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty the estimated number of new jobs which will be created in the Rosyth Dockyard, consequent on the implementation of the recent decision to refit nuclear submarines there.

Mr. C. Ian Orr-Ewing

I would refer the hon. Member to the replies which I gave on the 15th March and 3rd April to the hon. Members for Dunfermline Burghs (Dr. A. Thompson) and for Edinburgh, East (Mr. Willis).

Mr. Hamilton

I think that it is said that this project will create 400 jobs. Is the hon. Gentleman aware that, in so far as the project is part of the nonsensical idea of an independent British nuclear deterrent, the Labour Party would be utterly opposed to it, but that, in so far as it is part of the general nuclear programme for constructive purposes, we would welcome the establishment of this kind of nuclear project in Scotland?

Mr. Orr-Ewing

No doubt the House of Commons and the country in general will note the hon. Gentleman's views.