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Shipbuilding And Ship-Repairing

Volume 640: debated on Wednesday 10 May 1961

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asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty what was the total sum spent during 1958–59 and 1959–60 on Admiralty contract and repair work in shipyards and in Admiralty yards, respectively; and what was the percentage of the overall total spent in the same period in development areas and in Northern Ireland, respectively.

The total sum spent on Admiralty shipbuilding and ship-repairing, including work done on behalf of Commonwealth and other Governments, was £73 million in 1958–59 and £76 million in 1959–60; of this £28 million in 1958–59 and £29 million in 1959–60 was for work undertaken in Her Majesty's Dockyards. In 1958–59 approximately 5 per cent. of the overall total was spent in Northern Ireland and 48 per cent. in development areas (including Northern Ireland); the corresponding figures for 1959–60 are about 7 per cent. and 48 per cent.