HC Deb 08 June 1939 vol 348 c626W
Mr. Trevor Cox

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether, rather than allow skilled workers to leave the Dukinfield wagon works, Cheshire, to become unemployed, at a time when their services are needed for rearmament work, he will consider the placing of sub-contract orders with this plant?

Sir K. Wood

In view of the recent decision of the railway company to transfer the carriage repair work formerly done at Dukinfield to other works, the possibility of arranging for sub-contract work to be given to these works is now being considered. Should this prove impracticable, there are a number of firms in the neighbourhood engaged on aircraft work with whom suitable men will probably be able to find employment. I am informed that one such firm has already taken on between 80 and 100 men from these works.

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