Oral Answers to Questions — Merchant Shipbuilding (Tutin Scheme).

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 21st July 1942.

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The Civil Lord of the Admiralty (Captain Pillkington):

My right hon. Friend's attention has been drawn to the Tutin scheme of assembly-line shipyards, and I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Morpeth (Mr. R. J. Taylor) on 2nd July, 1941. The Tutin scheme of assembly-line shipyards that was submitted to the Director of Merchant Shipbuilding was for large vessels. The assembly method in principle is adaptable to smaller units such as motor-cars, or even to small ships, but it is considered impracticable to attempt to move large vessels such as a vessel of 10,000 tons deadweight along an assembly line,