HC Deb 24 July 1967 vol 751 cc71-2W
Mr. Robert Cooke

asked the Minister of Technology whether he will list in a table the principal shipyards which are 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.

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