HC Deb 06 August 1941 vol 373 cc1930-1
18. Mr. Lipson

asked the Minister of Aircraft Production what powers his area representatives have to ensure that all available men and plant in their areas, engaged in aircraft production, are kept fully employed?

Lieut.-Colonel Moore-Brabazon

The area representatives of my Ministry are charged with the responsibility inter alia of remedying impediments to the full utilisation of capacity in the aircraft factories in their areas. When remedial action is beyond local resources, the matter is reported to headquarters.

Mr. Lipson

Is every effort made by the area representatives to preserve units of industry so that they shall not be split up, as this lack of work is not due to any fault of employers or employees?

Lieut.-Colonel MooreBrabazon

Yes, I quite agree.

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