Mr. Edward M. Taylor
asked the Minister of Technology what was the total value of orders on the books of British shipyards at the most recent date for which information is available; and what was the comparable figure at the same time in 1965 and 1963, respectively.
§ Mr. Fowler
£510 million at 30th April. The comparable figures for 1965 and 1963 were £580 million and £354 million respectively.