§ Mr. Judd
asked the Minister of Public Building and Works, how many personnel have been employed by his Department in Portsmouth Dockyard in each of the past three years; what has been the value of work undertaken by the personnel of the Department in the dockyard in each of the same years; and what has been the value of work in the dockyard undertaken for the Department by outside civilian contractors in each of the same years.
§ Mr. Mellish
The numbers of directly employed industrial personnel engaged on building and civil engineering work in Portsmouth Dockyard were 623 (1965–66) 627 (1966–67) and 560 (1967–68). The corresponding value of work undertaken by them was£676,000,£661,000 and£606,000 respectively. The value of work undertaken by contractors in the same years was£330,000,£351,000 and£417,000.
In addition, a plant repair depot employing 160 men and a dredging unit employing 58 men are based in the dockyard but deal with work arising from elsewhere.