HC Deb 26 February 1963 vol 672 c154W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Minister of Transport what is the total number of ships under construction and on order in British shipyards over 2,000 tons deadweight, specifying the number of oil tankers as a percentage of the whole and their value.

Mr. Marples

At the end of January, 1963, there were 115 merchant ships over 2,000 tons deadweight on order and under construction in United Kingdom shipyards. Thirty-six of these were tankers representing about 65 per cent. of the total tonnage. The estimated total value of all these vessels was about £210 million, of which tankers made up about £120 million.

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