HC Deb 29 March 1976 vol 908 cc360-1W
18. Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what percentage of new orders for ships was placed in yards in Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom as a whole, respectively, during 1975.

Mr. Varley

United Kingdom ship-owners in 1975 ordered 6½ per cent. of their new merchant tonnage from United Kingdom shipbuilders, none of which was placed with Northern Ireland shipyards.

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