HC Deb 22 March 1938 vol 333 cc988-9
40. Mr. Kirby

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how far progress has been made with the building of the Government's air factory at Speke, Liverpool; when the building will be completed and fully equipped; how many persons are now employed in its construction and equipment on the spot; and how many are employed there on aircraft production?

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Earl Winterton)

The buildings at the factory referred to are now practically complete. About 300 persons are employed on its construction and equipment, and it is hoped that it will be fully equipped in a few months' time. The answer to the last part of the question is at present about 800 persons.