HC Deb 07 June 1917 vol 94 c320
90. Mr. T. WILSON

asked the Minister of Munitions whether, in connection with the abandonment of the erection of the works at Hallen and Henbury, he will state the measures being taken either to transfer the workmen to other work or to their homes; and whether, in the latter event, any compensation is being paid?


Immediately upon the decision of His Majesty's Government to discontinue constructional work at Henbury, a special branch of the Employment Exchanges was opened in the factory in order that workmen on the receipt of notice might be informed as to existing vacancies on war work and facilities given them to take up such work. All workmen on receiving notice are offered other work of national importance, and it is therefore not thought that any case for compensation will arise.