§ Mr. Churchill
asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many vessels, including tankers, have been constructed in British shipyards since 1960 for eventual service in the Soviet Navy; and how many contracts for the construction of such vessels are outstanding today.
§ Mr. Kaufman,
pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 24th February 1976; Vol. 906, c. 121], gave the following information:
Six merchant vessels built since 1960 by British shipyards entered Soviet use. It is not known whether any of these were 210W entered for service in the Soviet Navy. It is not possible to identify any of the present orders outstanding as being for ultimate Soviet use.