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Shipbuilding

Volume 164: debated on Monday 8 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what are the amounts paid by the intervention fund for shipbuilding in each year since 1979.

[holding answer 21 December 1989]: Payments made from the shipbuilding intervention fund since 1979 are as follows:

Year£
1978–7910,839,000
1979–8031,912,378
1980–8141,890,399
1981–8249,126,517
1982–8347,925,370
1983–8436,231,429
1984–8520,069,280
1985–8625,927,629
1986–8717,450,596
1987–8813,644,119
1988–8938,653,894
1989 to date25,426,976

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the share of world shipbuilding orders won by Britain in each year since 1979.

[holding answer 21 December 1989]: The percentage share of world new orders for merchant ships (in compensated gross tonnes) placed with United Kingdom yards since 1979 is as follows:

Percentage
19792·3
19802·8
19812·6
19822·6
19831·6
19841·8
19852·7
19862·1
19872·0
19880·7

Source: OECD; Lloyds/EC contract sources.

Full information on world orders for naval vessels is not available.