HC Deb 30 January 1941 vol 368 cc682-3
88. Mr. Pearson

asked the Minister of Supply whether he will state the progress being made by the Redundancy Committee set up by the tinplate trade to investigate the problem of old and disused tinplate works; and what decision has been arrived at regarding the Treforest Works, Glamorgan?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply (Mr. Harold Macmillan)

I am informed that the Redundancy Committee is proceeding as rapidly as possible with their investigation of this complex problem. Under war conditions the production of tinplate is likely to be reduced, but as was explained to the hon. Member on 13th November, information about the Treforest works has already been noted in case an opportunity arises for using the buildings for other purposes.

Mr. James Griffiths

Can the Minister say whether active and urgent steps are being taken to find alternative employment for the men near their homes?

Mr. Macmillan

That is another question. This Question referred to the actual works buildings and the possibility of using plant and scrap.