HC Deb 03 July 1940 vol 362 cc839-40
56. Mr. Cocks

asked the Minister of Supply whether any of the work of repairing Army lorries, which could be undertaken by garage proprietors, is still being carried out by motor-manufacturing firms, thus taking up space and labour which could be utilised in aircraft production?

Mr. H. Morrison

The work of repairing Army lorries under the Ministry of Supply scheme is, and always has been, carried out by garage proprietors, not motor manufacturing firms. Some vehicle manufacturers have repair depots in various districts, and use has been made of these facilities, treating the depots as garages in the ordinary way. This work in depots does not take up any space or labour that would otherwise be utilised in aircraft production.

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