HC Deb 26 July 1915 vol 73 c1938
44. Mr. KING

asked the Minister of Munitions whether his attention has been called to the difficulties experienced by the Radstock Co-operative Industrial Society in getting delivery of machinery for their bakery; whether he is aware that this machinery was ordered long be fore the War broke out, that the bakery supplies over 20,000 persons with bread and has also supplied soldiers in training; and whether, in view of the labour saving character of this machinery, the demands of economical production of food, and the public interest, he can arrange that the machinery may be de livered from the factory which has been commandeered by the 'Government?


My right hon. Friend's attention has not hitherto been called to this matter. He will cause inquiry to be made, but he can make no promise that any machinery required for Government work can be allowed to be used for any other purpose.


Will the hon. Gentleman look into this matter in view of the fact that the contract is almost completed and only wants a very little more to complete it entirely?


We are doing that.

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