asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many persons are currently employed at Harland and Wolff, Belfast; and how many were employed there a year ago.
On 30th June 9,650 people were employed by Harland and Wolff Ltd. at the Belfast shipyard. 9,553 people were employed there on the corresponding date last year.
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the present order book at Harland and Wolff; how many ships were completed in the last 12 months and how many are being built; and what spare capacity there is in the yard.
The present order book at Harland and Wolff Ltd. comprises 13 ships, totalling 2,854,300 dwt tonnes. During the 12 months beginning 1st July 1974 two ships were completed and three ships are currently under construction. At present there is no spare capacity in the shipbuilding facilities.