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Ship Construction And Repair Work

Volume 639: debated on Wednesday 3 May 1961

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asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty what was the percentage of the total cost of Admiralty contract and repair work placed with shipyards and Admiralty yards situated in development areas and Northern Ireland during the years 1959–60 and 1960–61 or during the most convenient similar period.

Nearly half of the Admiralty's ship work is undertaken by Her Majesty's dockyards, none of which are in development areas. Of the remainder, about 78 per cent. of the total cost of Admiralty ship construction and repair work, including work done on behalf of other Governments, was carried out by shipyards in the development areas and Northern Ireland in 1958–59, and about 77 per cent. in 1959–60. The figures for 1960–61 are not yet available.