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Shipbuilding

Volume 930: debated on Thursday 21 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry (1) what is his estimate of the tonnage of merchant ships produced annually by Common Market countries; and what percentage of total capacity in each state these figures represent;(2) what is the United Kingdom capacity for building merchant shipping; and

'000 Gross Registered Tons
197419751976
United Kingdom1,1981,1701,500
Belgium256201211
Denmark1,0769691,034
France1,0461,1501,673
Germany (F.R.)2,1422,4991,874
Italy953792715
Netherlands9421,028634
Republic of Ireland0·430·529