HC Deb 16 March 1908 vol 186 cc177-8
MR. CARLILE (Hertfordshire, St. Albans)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty how many men are employed at Woolwich, either directly or indirectly, upon the production of torpedoes; and whether, when this employment is transferred to the proposed new workshops at Greenock, all these workmen will be employed there, and facilities given for the removal of themselves and their families to that place.


The Answer to the first part of the Question is approximately 700. It is the intention to transfer as far as possible the present personnel at the Torpedo Factory, Woolwich, to Greenock, and a small Departmental Committee has been appointed to consider how best this can be done with a minimum of inconvenience to those concerned.


asked whether provision would be made for the removal of the families of the men.


The Departmental Committee will take that matter into consideration.