HC Deb 29 July 1924 vol 176 cc1884-5
35. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has been able to do anything towards preventing or delaying the threatened closing down of the Springhead Locomotive Works at Hull, with the distress and unemployment that will be caused by such action; and, if so with what result?


As I explained to the hon. and gallant Member on the 24th June, the railway company propose to close down the Springhead Locomotive Works at Hull in order to enable them to concentrate at their Darlington works the locomotive work in the company's north-eastern area. I am not prepared to oppose these proposals, but I have called the company's attention to certain aspects of the case put before me at a deputation introduced by the hon. and gallant Member. The company have assured me that, while in the interests of economy they feel obliged to close the Springhead Works, every consideration is being given to individual cases of hardship which are brought to their notice, and I shall be glad to put before them any individual case of which the hon. Member informs me.