§ 47. Mr. A. Edwards
asked the Minister of Production whether he is aware that shock-proof motors are being specified by several Departments where the machines to which they are attached are not shock-proof; and whether, in view of the delay in production and increase in cost; he will take steps to stop such specifications?
§ The Minister of Production (Mr. Lyttelton)
I am not aware that shock-proof motors are being specified by several Departments as suggested by my hon. Friend. Electrical equipment of special shock-proof construction is only required for use on board His Majesty's ships where, for obvious reasons, particular operational considerations apply. I am assured by my right hon. Friend the First Lord of the Admiralty that he will consider some relaxation of the more stringent shock-proof requirements, in any case where production difficulties were likely to hold up deliveries and operational efficiency would not be impaired.