HC Deb 31 January 1918 vol 101 cc1746-7
74. Mr. BYRNE

asked the Under-Secretary of State to the Air Ministry whether his attention has been drawn to the request of the Dublin branch, Society of Coachmakers, in which they ask the Gov- ernment to adopt a scheme by which construction of aircraft could be immediately proceeded with on Irish railways, where other work is suspended, and also other coachbuilding factories where up-to-date machinery exists; and if he will consider the request?


The request has been carefully considered. For the present it is not possible to make use of the facilities referred to in my hon. Friend's question, as arrangements have already been made which are more than sufficient to meet all our present demands for woodwork in connection with the manufacture of aircraft. I hope it may be possible later on to make use of Irish coachbuilding factories for work of this nature.