HC Deb 03 March 1947 vol 434 cc5-6
10. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Minister of Supply if he is aware that electric fittings required to finish ships built in Aberdeen are, in many cases, eight months in arrear; that this prevents the completion of ships; and if he will expedite the supply of these fittings so, that these ships can be completed.

Mr. Wilmot

I was not aware of any delay in the supply of these fittings, but if my hon. and learned Friend will let me have details I will do what I can to help.

Mr. Hughes

While I thank the Minister for his reply, may I ask him if he will bear in mind that finished ships are badly wanted, that the workers need the work and that this is causing unemployment?

Mr. Charles Williams

Is this not happening everywhere where the Government touch business?