HC Deb 03 August 1926 vol 198 c2820W

asked the Secretary of State for War the reasons for his refusal to agree with the suggestion made to him by the London County Council that stores which it desired to purchase should be manufactured in the national factories at Woolwich, where constant discharges of workmen are taking place; and will he reconsider his decision on this matter?

Captain KING

I do not think that any departure from the present policy of restricting the ordnance factories to the manufacture of stores required for the home, Colonial and Indian Governments, is in the general public interest.