§ Mr. Robert C. Brown
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will publish in the Official Report the current level of capacity utilisation in those United Kingdom shipyards scheduled for privatisation.
§ Mr. Butcher
[pursuant to the reply, 28 January 1985, c. 46]: It is clear that some shipyards are more fully occupied than others. However, capacity depends on a number of factors, including present work force, availability of further labour and the availability of physical assets. There is, therefore, no precise measure and accordingly no reliable statistics.