HC Deb 08 July 1959 vol 608 c127W
4. Mr. P. Williams

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty the total tonnage launched in United Kingdom shipyards in the first half of 1959: how this compares with 1958; and whether he will give similar figures for the North-East coast.

Mr. T. G. D. Galbraith

Approximately 605,000 gross tons as compared with 585,000 gross tons for the first half of 1958. Of this tonnage, 285,000 gross tons were launched from North-East coast shipyards as compared with 260,000 during the first half of 1958.

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