HC Deb 07 July 1983 vol 45 c153W
Mr. Soames

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many ships are at present under construction by British Shipbuilders; and how many of these are for British owners.

Mr. Butcher

There are 65 ships, including naval vessels, under construction at BS yards; in all 44 of these are for United Kingdom owners, including Ministry of Defence.

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