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United Kingdom Yards (Orders)

Volume 531: debated on Wednesday 28 July 1954

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96.

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the amount of shipbuilding orders booked by United Kingdom shipyards during 1954 to the latest available date; and the amount of the orders cancelled during the same period.

Up to 22nd July, licences were issued to United Kingdom shipbuilders for the construction of 100 ships totalling 200,600 gross tons. During the same period, licences for the construction of 32 ships totalling 269,600 gross tons were cancelled.

97.

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the amount of shipbuilding orders booked by North-East coast shipyards during 1954 to the latest available date; and the amount of the orders cancelled during the same period.

Up to 22nd July, 1954, licences were issued to North-East coast shipyards for the construction of six ships totalling 41,000 gross tons. During the same period, licences for the construction in those yards of 10 ships, totalling 100,000 gross tons were cancelled.