HC Deb 08 May 1941 vol 371 cc991-2W
Sir W. Jenkins

asked the Minister of Supply whether he has considered the particulars from the Pontardawe Trades Council, of an investigation made by them of redundant tinplate labour from that area, sent to the Midland counties to the Small Drop forge industry; and whether, to effect economy, he will set up this industry where the billets are produced and works available to carry out such requirements, and thereby save the transfer of labour, and assist to equalise the distribution of industries?

Mr. Harold Macmillan

The question of siting new drop forging plants in South Wales has been given careful consideration, but I regret that the over-riding necessity of utilising available supplies of skilled labour and experienced management to the greatest advantage to deal with the very big expansion taking place in this industry made this course impracticable.

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