HC Deb 17 July 1916 vol 84 c685W

asked the Minister of Munitions whether all the employés at the National Shell Factory, Darlington, have received a week's notice; if so, whether work is to be resumed in eight weeks' time; whether, when the new arrangement is complete, only 500 girls instead of 1,400 will be employed; and whether he accepts responsibility for this reduction in the labour employed?


The facts are substantially as stated in the question. It has been necessary, having regard to the Army requirements, to change the class of work done at the factory. Special instructions have been given to assist the workpeople in finding work elsewhere, and I understand that a number have already done so.

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