§ Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will state the number and kind of defence contracts Her Majesty's Government have placed during the last 12 months; how many and which have been placed in Scotland and England, respectively; and what has been the approximate number of workers employed in each place on such contracts.
§ Mr. Thorneycroft
DEFENCE CONTRACTS PLACED IN 1963–1964 — Scotland England and Wales Shipbuilding and repairs 363 5,359 Aircraft, aero engines and aircraft equipment 1,199 23,463 Electronics and guided weapons 345 14,285 Weapons and ammunition 195 4,021 Vehicles 69 3,479 Chemicals 151 3,542 Mechanical, electrical and other engineering 228 7,963 Food, clothing and all other 1,686 21,876 TOTAL 4,236 83,988
I regret that the figures showing the number of workers employed are not available.