Mr. Edward M. Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is 444W the value of naval contracts placed in Great Britain by Her Majesty's Government in 1967; what part of the total relates to Clyde orders; and if he will give the comparable figures for 1965. 1963, 1961 and 1959, respectively.
§ Mr. Mason:
The value of naval orders placed in Great Britain with the shipbuilding industry in 1967 (to date) is £30.1 million of which £6.6 million relates to Clyde orders. Comparable figures for 1959, 1961, 1963 and 1965 are:
1959 1961 1963 1965 Total great Britain 3.2 23.1 144.7 42.6 Clyde only 3.0 9.9 10.8 14.3
These figures include orders for Commonwealth and foreign navies placed on a Government-to-Government basis.
§ Mrs. Ewing
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will give the figurres relating to the value of Royal Navy construction contracts placed in Scotland and in the United Kingdom as a whole over the ten years to 1966–67.
§ Mr. Mason:
Orders to the value of £395 million were placed with the Shipbuilding industry during the period 1957–58 to 1966–67 of which £85 million was awarded to Scottish shipyards. These figures include orders for Commonwealth and foreign Navies placed on a Government-to-Government basis.