§ Mr. Robert Cooke
asked the Minister of Technology whether he will list in a table the principal shipyards which are 72W not in development areas, and the average tonnage of ships produced in them during the latest five convenient years.
§ Mr. Dell
Twenty-seven yards situated outside Development Areas are known to be capable of building vessels of 100 gross tons or more. The following table lists those yards which are known to be building or to have built vessels of 1,000 gross tons or more in recent years, together with their average annual output of merchant vessels over the period 1962 to 1966:—
Yard Average annual output 1962–66—gross tons Henry Robb Ltd 6,114 Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co., Ltd 3,677 Richard Dunston Ltd. (Thorn and Hessle yards) 3,849 Cochrane & Sons Ltd 3,350 Charles Hill & Sons Ltd 2,231 Brooke Marine Ltd 2,190 Richards (Shipbuilders) Ltd. 1,065 John I. Thornycroft & Co. Ltd. 1,007 Newport Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd. 885
This list does not include the Vosper yard building naval vessels whose value is high in relation to their tonnage.