§ 12. Mr. Austin
asked the Minister of Supply whether he will provide in the OFFICIAL REPORT a table showing the number and location of Royal Ordnance Factories; and whether he will state the progress achieved in each individual case in the changeover from war to peace production.
§ Mr. Wilmot
I am circulating in the OFFICIAL REPORT the information for which my hon. Friend asks.
Following is the answer:
The Royal Ordnance Factories maintained at present are located at: Birtley, Bishopton, Blackburn, Bridgwater, Cardiff, Chorley, Dalmuir, Drigg, Enfield, Fazakerley, Glascoed, Hayes, Irvine, Leeds, Maltby, Nottingham, Patricroft, Pembrey, Poole, Radway Green, Swynnerton, Wigan, Woolwich.
It would be contrary to established practice to give details of the production of the individual factories, but civil work is being taken on where capacity is available and the total value of civil orders now on hand amounts to some £5,250,000.