§ 90. Mr. THORNE
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether, in view of the fact that the employés of the Royal Army Clothing Factory, Pimlico, have offered to accept a reduction in wages to reduce the cost of making Army 563 uniforms, in the interests of economy, and in order that the work could be retained at the factory, he will reconsider the decision to close the factory?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Duff Cooper)
No, Sir. The fact that some of the employés were willing to accept certain reductions was taken into account when the decision to close the factory was reached.
§ Mr. THORNE
May I ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office how it will be possible for Members of this House to find out for themselves the cost of uniforms made at Pimlico and the cost of uniforms made elsewhere?
§ Mr. COOPER
If the hon. Gentleman will write to me on the subject, I will send him a statement giving some figures that I think will convince him that this decision has been taken on sound grounds of economy.