HC Deb 15 July 1946 vol 425 c845
20. Colonel Wheatley

asked the Minister of Supply if he will substitute the manufacture of agricultural forks, etc., for the manufacture of bayonets at the royal ordnance factory, Creekmoor, Dorset.

Mr. Wilmot

No, Sir. The plant in this factory is not suitable for the manufacture of agricultural implements.

Colonel Wheatley

Does the Minister realise that manufacturers are unable to give any deliveries of this sort of agricultural fork until 1947; cannot he do something to assist in the situation?

Mr. Wilmot

We are doing all we can but it would not help if we tried to make them on unsuitable machinery.