HC Deb 24 February 1920 vol 125 cc1458-9

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the Army Pay Office, who entered into occupation of the national ordnance factory, New Basford, Nottingham, six months ago, are hampered in their work by the fact that quantities of machinery still remain in the building; and whether he will give instructions for the immediate removal of the machinery in order that the work of the Pay Office may be concentrated on these premises and other premises in Nottingham still in the occupation of the military may be freed for industrial purposes?


Representations have been made to the Ministry of Munitions with a view to the removal of the machinery in the New Basford factory, and when this is done it will be possible for the Pay Office to vacate other premises in Nottingham. I am informed that 560 out of 600 machines have been removed during the last two months, and I understand that it is expected that the remaining 40 machines will be cleared at a very early date.