Shipbuilding.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 20th June 1927.

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Photo of Sir Robert Chadwick Sir Robert Chadwick , Wallasey

The tonnage under construction in Great Britain and Ireland at the end of the March quarter of 1927 was 1,217,000 gross tons, as compared with 843,000 tons and 1,165,000 gross tons at the end of corresponding quarters of 1926 and 1925, respectively. The tonnage commenced during the March quarter was 580,000 gross tons, as compared with 193,00 gross tons and 202,000 gross tons in the corresponding quarters of 1926 and 1925, respectively. Complete information as to orders placed abroad is not available, but there is nothing to indicate that in respect of such orders there has been any marked difference between the past six months and the corresponding periods of the two preceding year.