HC Deb 13 December 1922 vol 159 cc2940-1W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether there is any intention that the Army Ordnance Depot at Woolwich is to be closed down before the Departmental Committee or the Stevenson Committee of this House have reported; whether he is aware that no evidence has been taken from the civil staff as to the additional cost that such a step will involve; and whether he will assure the House that no definite step will be taken until the Report of the Stevenson Committee has been considered?

Lieut. - Colonel JACKSON

The Stevenson Committee is dealing with the future of the Ordnance factories, not of the Army Ordnance Depot. No decision to move the latter has yet been arrived at.