HC Deb 27 April 1920 vol 128 c1042
101. Mr. LAMBERT

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions what are the purposes for which the factories at Gretna, Queens-ferry, Swindon, Watford, Sutton Oak, Perivale, Hereford, Banbury, and Lancaster are to be employed; how many employés are now engaged at these factories; and what were the numbers before the War?


With regard to the first part of the question, I would refer the right hon. Member to the Secretary of State for War to whose jurisdiction the factories are shortly to be transferred. A statement of the number of employés now engaged in these establishments will be circulated with the OFFICIAL REPORT. All the factories were erected during the War with the exception of the chemical factory at Sutton Oak which was working in 1914 under private ownership, and as to the employés of which at that time I have no information.

The following is the statement referred to:

STATEMENT of the number of employés at certain National Factories as on the 16th April, 1920.

Factory. Numbers Employed.
Banbury 161
Gretna 1,110
Hereford 423
Lancaster 765
Perivale 454
Queensferry 382
Sutton Oak 45
Swindon 137
Watford 208