§ 5. Mr. P. Williams
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what volume of new shipping orders has been placed with British yards during the first half of 1959; how this compares with 1958; and what tonnage has been cancelled during this period.
§ Mr. T. G. D. Galbraith
Approximately 95,000 gross tons as compared with 130,000 gross tons for the first half of 1958. Licences cancelled totalled 125,000 gross tons as compared with 202,000 gross tons in the first half of 1958.