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Merchant Shipbuilding

Volume 165: debated on Wednesday 17 January 1990

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69.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the future of British merchant shipbuilding capacity.

I refer the hon. Member to the reply that I gave to the hon. Member for Greenock and Port Glasgow (Dr. Godman) on 9 January, Official Report, column 598.

100.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many orders for merchant vessels were placed with United Kingdom shipyards in 1989.

Complete information for 1989 is not yet available. According to departmental records, 27 new orders for merchant vessels were placed with United Kingdom shipyards in the first 10 months of 1989.