HC Deb 10 December 1941 vol 376 cc1531-2
66. Mr. Thorne

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply why a certain factory, making boxes for ammunition vital to the Army, has been closed down after he had agreed to the work being done to save shipping space; and what action he intends taking about the matter?

Mr. Harold Macmillan

The factory referred to consisted of temporary sheds erected on disused tennis courts. As a result of representations from the local district council, the firm concerned vacated the site and transferred their work to other premises where it is still being undertaken. There was no hold-up in production.