§ Mr. Teeling
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty how many workmen are employed in the Hong Kong docks; how much repair work is done there; and how both these figures compare with non-naval dockyards in Hong Kong.
§ Mr. W. Edwards
On 1st January, 1948, the total number of workmen employed in H.M. Naval Yard, Hong Kong, was approximately 6,000. About 4,000 of the total labour force was employed on refitting and repairing ships of the British Pacific Fleet. I have no definite information about the numbers employed or the volume of work carried out in the commercial shipyards at Hong Kong.