HC Deb 16 December 1963 vol 686 cc163-4W
Miss Vickers

asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty, if he will give a detailed programme of the work to be done in the Royal Dockyard, Devonport, for the year 1964–65.

Mr. Hay

The programme includes completing the modernisation of "H.M.S. Eagle", and provides for at least one other aircraft carrier to be in hand throughout the year. It also provides for the refit of a cruiser and a destroyer, as well as the usual refits of frigates, submarines and smaller craft. The construction of a frigate will continue. By hon. Friend will realise, however, that the programme is inevitably liable to change in the light of circumstances during the year.

It would not be in the public interest to disclose fuller details of the programme.

Miss Vickers

asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty how many men, women and apprentices will be employed in the Royal Naval Dockyard, Devonport, during the year 1964–65 as non-industrial and industrial workers, respectively.

Mr. Hay

The numbers expected to be employed in 1964–65, in the Pro- fessional Departments of the Royal Naval Dockyard, Devonport, are:

Industrial Non-Industrial
Men 10,730 1,252
Women 100
Apprentices 1,670
12,500 1,252

It is not possible to specify the proportions as between men and women in the non-industrial figure, since a number of posts can be filled either way.

The above figures cover the Dockyard Departments to which the "rundown" figures in my recent statement to the Admiralty Industrial Council apply. There are of course others employed by other Departments in the Devonport-Plymouth area.