HC Deb 07 November 1939 vol 353 cc7-8
7. Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware of the complaints that soldiers on duty at the pump at the Euxton Royal Ordnance Factory are still under canvas without any heat being supplied and that the conditions under which they have to eat are much below standard; and will he take steps to remove these grievances?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

I am informed that no men on duty at the pump at this factory are under canvas, but that there are 21 soldiers in the factory area who are so accommodated. They are provided with stoves. Huts for these men are being erected as quickly as possible, and will include adequate dining accommodation.