§ 53. Mr. SANDYS for
asked the Minister for the Coordination of Defence whether any plans have been drawn up for the construction of State aeroplane and armament factories?
§ Sir T. INSKIP
The answer is in the negative as regards State aeroplane factories. As regards armament factories, plans have been approved for the transfer of the Royal Filling Factory at Woolwich and the Cordite Factory at Waltham and the question whether certain State explosives factories will not also be requisite is under consideration.
§ Sir JOHN HASLAM
Is my right hon. Friend aware that there are innumerable factories in Lancashire almost ready equipped for this kind of work, and skilled artisans living in the neighbourhood to do the work that is necessary, if arrangements can be made?