HC Deb 14 August 1940 vol 364 c795W
Mr. A. Edwards

asked the Minister of Supply the cause of the delay in allocating the machine tools, at present in warehouses, which are urgently needed in factories?

Mr. H. Morrison

There is no avoidable delay in allocating machine tools to the work upon which they can be employed. Many machines have arrived in this country without notice or without shipping documents, having been intended for France. The review of all machines to enable allocation to take place is continuous and so soon as the necessary information is available in regard to the nature of the machine and its tooling, it is despatched for service.