§ CAPTAIN H. F. BOWLES (Middlesex, Enfield)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War when he proposes to place the Ordnance Factory at Enfield again on full time; and, because of the long duration of short time at the factory, will he allow the loss of time consequent on the factory being closed on the 1st and 2nd April for stock-taking to be made up?
§ *THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE WAR OFFICE (Mr. W. WOODALL, Hanley)
The amount of work which can at present be assigned to the Small Arms Factory at Enfield is not sufficient to justify the resumption of full time without much larger reductions of numbers than are contemplated, and it is not proposed to work on Saturdays. It is not intended to ask the men to work up the days of closure for annual stocktaking.