asked the Minister of War Transport the total pre-war British oil tanker tonnage figure and the figure now; and what is the figure of British tanker tonnage being laid down at present.
§ Mr. Barnes
As regards the first part of the Question, I would refer to the reply given to the hon. Member for Holborn (Mr. M. Aitken) on 15th October last. As regards the second part of the Question, in the fourth quarter of 1945, five tankers of 45,900 dead-weight tons, now building will be completed, and in the first half of 1946 19 tankers of 210,000 dead-weight tons are due for completion.