§ 1 and 2. Mr. P. Williams
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty (1) the total tonnage of shipping launched from yards in the North-East of England during the first two months of 1959; (2) total tonnage of shipping launched from British yards during the first two months of 1959.
§ Mr. T. G. D. Galbraith
During January 1959, 21 vessels totalling approximately 85,000 gross tons were launched from United Kingdom shipyards, of which two vessels totalling approximately 33,000 gross tons were launched from yards on the north-east coast. The figures for February are not yet available.