§ 26. Mr. CLARRY
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office, whether, in view of the recommendation of the special industrial commissioner for South Wales, it is proposed to establish a permanent and extensive heavy munition works in that area; and, in that event, will he give consideration to the claims of Newport in regard to transport and other necessary large scale production activities?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Douglas Hacking)
I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given yesterday to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for South Cardiff (Captain A. Evans), to which I am unable to add.
§ Mr. CLARRY
May I assume that the Special Industrial Commissioner has reported, or is reporting, on the lines indicated, that is to say, with the object of transferring large munition works to South Wales?
§ Mr. HACKING
As I said yesterday, I have no knowledge whatever of a report that has been made by the Commissioner in South Wales.