HC Deb 21 February 1907 vol 169 c1009
MR. DUNCAN (Barrow-in-Furness)

To ask the Secretary of State for War if, in the contracts given by the Government to the purchasers of the Sparkbrook Gun Factory, as a condition of purchase, there is any condition or understanding that the firm shall employ upon the orders apportioned to this particular factory the workmen who were employed at the time of its sale.

(Answered by MR. Secretary Haldane.) One of the conditions of sale was that the purchaser should give preference as regards employment to the men employed by the War Department at date of giving possession, and it will be the business of this department to see that this condition is observed.