HC Deb 19 November 1917 vol 99 c876W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Shipping Controller whether all the private shipbuilding yards in the United Kingdom are fully equipped with labour and material for completing merchant ships to their utmost capacity?


My hon. Friend has asked me to answer this question. The private shipbuilding yards are not yet fully equipped with labour and material. Greatly increased quantities of material are, however, now being delivered in the shipyards, and the necessity for further labour now, and as the material increases, is engaging the attention of the Departments concerned.