HC Deb 28 February 1938 vol 332 c758W
Mr. Kelly

asked the Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence the number of men and women employed at the munition works near Chorley; and if the construction of this factory and buildings will be completed in the time stipulated?

Sir P. Sassoon

I have been asked to reply. The number of men employed at present on the construction of the Royal Ordnance Factory at Chorley is 6,350. No women are employed. The factory is being completed in groups: good progress is being made and it is hoped that the factory will be in production by the early months of 1939.