HC Deb 08 July 1948 vol 453 cc582-3
70. Mrs. Mann

asked the Minister of Supply to what extent the completion of the Boots Factory at Airdrie, Lanarkshire, is held up for lack of material; and when this factory is expected to be completed.

The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply (Mr. Jack Jones)

It is expected that this factory will be completed by the autumn of this year. I understand that there has been difficulty in obtaining supplies of roofing glass at the right time, but arrangements have been made to remedy this and work has not otherwise been delayed.

Mrs. Mann

Will my hon. Friend tell me when Autumn begins and when it ends?

Mr. Jones

The usual conception of Autumn is from the end of September to December.