§ Mr. ALDEN
asked the Minister of Munitions whether, in view of all the facts in connection with the firm of Harding, Wace, and Creischere, and having regard to the importance of a factory which has 140 huts and twelve magazines which produces high explosives and has done a good deal of work for the Admiralty in the filling of mines, he can see his way to take over these works and keep them going on behalf of the Government?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. So far as we are concerned, it is not considered desirable to take over this firm.