HC Deb 09 July 1941 vol 373 c180
64. Mr. Salt

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply whether he will instruct his officials who issue contracts, to notify manufacturers of further requirements in sufficient time to ensure a continuous flow of work, thereby avoiding the unnecessary dismissal of employees and reduction of out put?

Mr. Harold Macmillan

Every endeavour is made to place contracts in such a way that the manufacturers are provided with a continuous flow of work and further measures to ensure this are continually being made. My hon. Friend will realise that, on account of the fluctuation in demand due to changes in the strategy of the war, no absolute guarantee of continuous orders can be given.

Mr. Salt

If I bring certain facts to the attention of the Minister, will he kindly look into them?

Mr. Macmillan

indicated assent.