§ Mr. Watkinson
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what was the production of shipping in tonnage from Harland and Wolff in 1974, 1973 and 1972; and what is the size of the order book for 1975 and 1976.
§ Mr. Orme
The following ships were completed by Harland and Wolff Limited in the years specified:
- 1972 3 ships totalling 485,290 Dwt tones
- 1973 2 ships totalling 388,500 Dwt tones
- 1974 2 ships totalling 388,200 Dwt tonnes
The company's present order book comprises 14 ships totalling 3,123,000 Dwt tonnes for delivery through to 1978.