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Naval Construction

Volume 886: debated on Tuesday 11 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many men are at present employed on naval construction both for his Department and for export; and what proportion this represents of all current shipbuilding.

We estimate that of some 20,000 men employed on naval construction, rather over half are employed on work for the Royal Navy. Naval construction accounts for about 25 per cent. of all employment in shipbuilding.