HC Deb 17 July 1940 vol 363 cc216-7
62. Mr. Irving Albery

asked the Minister of Supply whether he is aware that many local authorities have highly-trained staffs, workmen and plant, employed on non-essential work, and sometimes not fully occupied; and whether he can arrange that fuller use is made of these facilities in the national effort in the present emergency?

Mr. H. Morrison

I am having my hon. Friend's suggestion investigated, and the suitability of capacity of this kind for use in connection with munitions production will be considered.