HC Deb 13 August 1919 vol 119 c1327W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions if he will state the cost of the buildings and equipment of the machine-gun factory at Burton-on-Trent, the value of the total product of the factory, and the intention of the Government in respect to the future use or disposal of the premises?


The cost of the buildings and equipment of this factory was approximately £870,000. The factory had not been completed at the time of the signature of the Armistice, and has not been used for the manufacture of machine guns. The Government propose to retain the factory for the present. It is now being used for storage and for the repair of machine-guns.