HC Deb 13 December 1968 vol 775 c217W
Dr. Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what were the numbers of men and apprentices, respectively, employed at Portsmouth Dockyard on 1st October, 1964, 1st April, 1966, 1st October, 1967 and 1st October, 1968.

Dr. David Owen

The numbers are:

Men Apprentices
1st October, 1964 12,908 1,654
1st April, 1966 12,220 1,499
1st October, 1967 12,013 1,268
1st October, 1968 11,779 1,038

The above figures relate to Navy Department staff employed inside Portsmouth Dockyard walls and do not include Ministry of Public Building and Works staff.