§ Sir K. WOOD
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions whether full use is being made of the facilities at Woolwich Arsenal for the production of many articles necessary in the requisites of the various branches of His Majesty's Forces and the amount of other forms of production than war requisites that have been arranged for the Arsenal?
§ Mr. KELLAWAY
Use is made of the facilities at Woolwich Arsenal for the production of the military stores required by His Majesty's Forces, so far as this is compatible with economical manufacture. A considerable number of orders for other forms of production than war requisites have been arranged for the Arsenal, including the manufacture and repair of railway wagons, the repair of motor lorries, the construction of 300 locomotives, hand carts and certain other stores for the Post Office; War medals; bronze blanks for the Royal Mint. These special orders at present provide employment for upwards of 2,000 men; the number will be increased when production work on these orders is in full swing.