§ Mr. McMaster
asked the Minister of Transport what portion of the Government's shipbuilding credit facilities so far allocated are to be spent in shipyards in the North-East, in Scotland and in Northern Ireland, respectively.
§ Mr. Marples
The information cannot be given in this form without in some cases revealing confidential information such as the amount of loans to individual borrowers or the price they are paying for their ships. But the approximate total tonnage of ships which it has so far been agreed should be built with the aid of Government credit and which has been allocated to particularyards in these areas is as follows:
North-East 320,100 gross tons Scotland 249,400" Northern Ireland 91,000"