§ 29. Colonel Lord HENRY CAVENDISH-BENTINCK
asked the Minister of Munitions whether he is aware of the delay in issuing permits to build the necessary mess-room and cloak-room accommodation in factories; and whether, seeing that these delays tend not only to reduce out put, but are injurious to the health and comfort of the workers, he proposes to take any action in the matter?
§ Dr. ADDISON
I am not aware that any unreasonable delay has occurred in issuing the permits referred to by the Noble Lord. In deciding whether such permission can be given important questions affecting finance, building labour and material have to be considered. Subject to their consideration, the matter is 893 expedited as much as possible. If any specific complaint is brought to my notice, I will have inquiries made.
§ Lord H. CAVENDISH-BENTINCK
Is there not sometimes a delay of five or six months before an answer can be extracted from the Ministry?