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Volume 124: debated on Tuesday 8 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will give the total number of redundancies in the shipbuilding industry in Northern Ireland during the period from 1 January 1979 to 31 December 1986.

[holding answer 7 December 1987]: It is estimated that the total number of redundancies during this period at Harland and Wolff—the only significant shipbuilding company in Northern Ireland—was some 4460.