HC Deb 26 July 1923 vol 167 c729W

asked the Financial Secretary to the Admiralty whether the armour plate, gun mountings, and ordnance of the present naval programme have now been allotted so as to provide work for each of the plants capable of undertaking such orders; and, if any such plants are to remain idle, is a grant being made for their maintenance as national necessities?


The answers to both parts of the question are in the negative. Part of the ordnance has not yet been ordered and some of the existing plant capable of executing some of the orders that have been placed will remain idle, but no specific grant for their maintenance is being made from Public Funds.