HC Deb 28 July 1967 vol 751 c300W
Mr. Bishop

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many firms in the United Kingdom are engaged directly or indirectly on the building of the Polaris force; and what is the estimate of the number employed thereon.

Mr. Mason

In addition to the four major contractors there are about 550 principal sub-contractors engaged on the Polaris programme in the United Kingdom.

To answer the second part of my hon. Friend's Question would involve a great deal of work which I do not think would be justified.