46. Mr. Edward M. Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how much was spent on the building and repair of naval vessels in the United Kingdom in the latest annual period for which figures are available; what percentage of this total was spent in Scotland; and what were the comparable totals and percentages in 1965, 1963 and 1961, respectively.
§ Dr. David Owen
The total amount spent in the United Kingdom on the building and repair by contract of Royal Navy vessels in 1967–68 was£68 million; of this 11 per cent. was spent in Scotland. The comparable figures for 1961–62, 1963–64 and 1965–66 were£40 million and 20 per cent.,£53 million and 21 per cent. and£67 million and 12 per cent., respectively.