HC Deb 08 June 1964 vol 696 c31W
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

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.