§ 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.