§ Mr. Ness Edwards
asked the Minister of Aircraft Production, whether he is aware that a firm of which he has been informed, have cut down by five-eighths a contract of a South Wales factory with a few days' notice; that 50 to 60 skilled aircraft fitters will be unemployed; that one-half of the factory, with its special tools, will be idle; and whether he will lake the necessary steps to control the activities of this large firm which are tuning a bad effect on aircraft production, and are destroying the morale of the people in the area of its sub-contractors?
§ Mr. Montague
The reduction in work at the factory referred to by my hon. Friend has been caused by a decrease in the requirements of the Royal Air Force for a particular type of aircraft. Lets than 10 per cent, of the productive area of the factory is temporarily affected. The 50 men displaced are being absorbed in other factories in Wales working for my Department.