§ 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.