HC Deb 13 July 1955 vol 543 cc177-8W
66. Mr. P. Williams

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what tonnage of new shipping has been launched from British shipyards during the first six months of 1955; and how this compares with 1954.

Mr. J. P. L. Thomas

In the first six months of this year, 147 ships of 663,702 gross tons were launched from British shipyards; in the corresponding period of 1954, 111 ships of 626,645 gross tons were launched.

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