HC Deb 13 December 1961 vol 651 c430
19. Mr. Burden

asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty what effect the reorganisation of Chatham Dockyard has had upon efficiency and the costs of production.

The Civil Lord of the Admiralty (Mr. C. Ian On-Ewing)

It is too early yet to judge how great the improvement will be. The process of reorganisation is not yet complete and in any case it is bound initially to cause some disturbance to production. Within the compass of the Question and Answer I cannot deal adequately with all the factors involved; and I am writing more fully to my hon. Friend.

Mr. Burden

In thanking my hon. Friend for that Answer, may I ask whether he can estimate when the reorganisation is likely to be completed?

Mr. Orr-Ewing

It is too early yet to say.