HC Deb 24 June 1965 vol 714 c248W
51. Mr. Marten

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many British shipyards are capable of building 100,000, 150,000, and 200,000 ton oil tankers, respectively.

Mr. Mason

At present, I understand that eight yards are capable of building ships of up to 100,000 deadweight tons. Of these five yards claim to be able to build ships of up to 150,000 tons, three yards ships of up to 200,000 tons and one yard ships of up to 250,000 tons. In some yards capacity could be extended with modest expenditure.