Mr. Edward M. Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the total cost, or estimated cost, of naval contracts awarded to British shipyards in the period 1946 to 1956 and the period 1956 to 1966, respectively; and whether he will provide separate figures in respect of the naval contracts awarded to Scottish shipyards, disregarding in each case contracts for repair work or minor conversions.
§ Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu
For 1946 to 1956, £222 million of which £94 million was awarded to Scottish shipyards; for 1956 to 1966, £410 million of which £75 million went to Scottish yards. These figures include orders for the Commonwealth but not for foreign navies.