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Volume 476: debated on Monday 26 June 1950

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty how many vessels are under construction in Great Britain and what is the registered tonnage; and how many and what tonnage are oil and how many coal burning.

Three hundred and nine vessels are at present under construction in the United Kingdom, with an estimated gross tonnage of 1,830,619 tons; 14 of these are coal burning with a gross tonnage of 25,080; 290 vessels will be oil burning, with a gross tonnage of 1,784,449. Coal or oil will be used in 5 vessels with a gross tonnage of 21,090 tons.