asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions whether he is aware that a number of meetings have been held near the Border Hall, Gretna Green, to protest against the dismissal of a good number of employés and against the partial closing down of the Gretna Factory; and if he is in a position to state what are the Government intentions in regard to the Gretna Green Factory?
§ Mr. KELLAWAY
A Committee has been specially appointed to consider the future of His Majesty's Explosives Factory, Gretna, and its Report is expected at an early date. Until this Report has been considered it is impossible to make any definite statement with regard to the future of the factory. For the present it is proposed that the factory should remain in the possession of the Government.