§ Mr. BYRNE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions if he is aware that the new works manager of the National Shell Factory, Dublin, has received instructions to dismiss a number of the girls employed there; if he will say who is responsible for the dismissals; if he will see that dismissals are stopped until such time as the same orders apply all over Great Britain; and why Dublin is selected for the reduction of munition workers?
§ Mr. KELLAWAY
Certain further economies have been effected in the working of the Dublin National Shell Factory, and it has been possible to reduce the staff somewhat, without affecting the output, the output last week being the best obtained during the operation of the factory. Whenever similar economies are proved to be practicable in any national factories in Great Britain they are at once put into operation.