HC Deb 14 April 1937 vol 322 c1006
57. Mr. W. Roberts

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air in what part of Cumberland the proposed Air Force Equipment Depot will be situated; what labour will be employed this year upon its preparation; and what number of employés he expects will be regularly employed when it is established?

Sir P. Sassoon

The new Royal Air Force Equipment Depot which is being established in Cumberland will be situated in the vicinity of Carlisle. It is expected that some 15o men will be employed upon its construction in about two months' time and probably as many as 500 in six months. So far as can be foreseen at present, it is expected that the depot will employ about 1,400 men when it is fully established.

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