HC Deb 16 July 1924 vol 176 c363
34. Mr. PALMER

asked the Minister of Labour what steps, if any, have been taken by his Department to re-open the vacant State factory at Woolwich and equip it with machinery in order to carry nut the engineering requirements of the Russian Government, who are prepared to place sufficient orders in this country to provide 70,000 engineering workers with employment for at least 12 months?


I regret that, from the description given, I have not been able to identify the factory referred to, and perhaps my hon. Friend will let me have further particulars.


Before he prepared that reply, did the right hon. Gentleman refer to the many promises which the Prime Minister made on this subject when he was last in Woolwich?


That was the time when you were fighting in Horatio Bottomley's candidature.