HC Deb 08 November 1939 vol 353 cc250-1W
Mr. Noel-Baker

asked the Minister of Supply whether he has considered the offer from Messrs. Perkins, Limited, of Nottingham Road, Derby, for the production of war requirements; and whether he can say when arrangements will be made to use the plant of this company in the national service?

Mr. Burgin

The firm of Messrs. Perkins, Limited, which manufactures dairy equipment, is at present under consideration with a view to seeing whether any use can be made of their services, and they have been informed accordingly. There are already many hundreds of similar offers, each of which requires careful investigation, and this must necessarily take some little time.