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Dockyards

Volume 87: debated on Thursday 21 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will list the number of people employed at Devonport dockyard from 1970 to 1985 as (a) Royal Naval personnel and (b) industrial civil servants;(2) if he will list the number of people employed at Portsmouth dockyard since 1970 as

(a) Royal Naval personnel and (b) industrial civil servants;

(3) if he will list the number of people employed at Rosyth dockyard for each year from 1970 to 1985; (a) Royal Naval personnel and (b) industrial civil servants.

The number of (a) Royal Naval personnel and (b) industrial civil servants employed at Rosyth, Devonport and Portsmouth dockyards as at 1 April in each of the years in question was:

YearPortsmouthDevonportRosyth
(a)(b)(a)(b)(a)(b)
1970237,8372310,319244,284
1971217,5332410,166194,465
1972187,398219,946184,481
1973187,252219,778154,502
1974167,107219,792134,531
1975166,638219,617144,344
1976146,383189,620144,368
1977136,312189,583104,480
1978146,215179,529114,369
1979135,806189,72194,410
1980125,409189,419104,293
198195,289219,20474,206
1982104,578189,20584,157
198383,611129,57384,505
198472,515159,936104,697
1985**159,76484,675
* Portsmouth ceased to be a royal dockyard from 1 October 1984.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the names of Royal Naval ships that have had major refits in Rosyth, Devonport and Portsmouth since 1975.

Major refits completed at the three dockyards simce 1975 are as follows:

Portsmouth HM Ships (a)Devonport HM Ships (b)Rosyth HM Ships (c)
SealionPhoebeResolution
EnduranceHeclalondonderry
BulldogSiriusRepulse
BeagleDidoRenown
GlamorganHecateYarmouth
ArgonautWalkerton
CrichtonRevenge
DanaeKellington
FoxIveston

Portsmouth HM Ships (a)

Devonport HM Ships (b)

Rosyth HM Ships (c)

FawnHubberston
Andromeda
Penelope
Charybdis
Jupiter
Swiftsure
Scylla
Sovereign
Superb