HC Deb 02 May 1928 vol 216 cc1696-7
16. Mr. KELLY

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty the number of men and women employed at the Holton Heath works of the Admiralty in March, 1926, 1927 and 1928, respectively?


The numbers of men and women employed at the Royal Naval Cordite Factory on the dates mentioned were as follow:

Men. Women. Total.
March, 1926 971 129 1,100
March, 1927 1,049 112 1,161
March, 1928 1,182 111 1,293

In view of the increase, has the Admiralty taken on other work than that of cordite manufacture?


No, Sir. The increase is mainly due to certain developments in production and certain safeguards which were introduced to eliminate danger to those engaged in the work.