HC Deb 23 June 1947 vol 439 cc1-2
1. Mr. A. Edward Davies

asked the Minister of Supply what civilian commodities are now being produced at Radway Green Royal Ordnance factory; what is the current monthly output; and how many men and women are engaged on the work.

The Minister of Supply (Mr. John Wilmot)

The principal civilian commodities in production at this factory are oil engine components, cookers and brass strip. It is not the practice to give the distribution of employment and details of output at individual factories.

Mr. Davies

Will the Minister tell us when it is expected that the factory will be in full production?

Mr. Wilmot

It all depends on what my hon. Friend means by "full production."

Mr. William Shepherd

Can the Minister say why the House is denied information on the points mentioned by the Minister in connection with the goods produced for this purpose?

Mr. Wilmot

It has not been the practice to give this information about individual factories.

Mr. Shepherd

Why not?

Mr. Wilmot

There are security reasons for the distribution of the labour force over the Royal Ordnance factories, which it would not be right to give.