§ Mr. R. Morgan
asked the Minister of Supply the total number of supervisory staff employed in Royal Ordnance factories in 1938 and 1944 respectively; the total other grades employed in Royal Ordnance factories in 1938 and 1944 respectively; and the total staff employed in the largest of the factories.
§ Mr. Sandys
The total staff employed in Royal Ordnance factories was 26,000 in February, 1938, and 237,000 in February, 1944, the numbers in supervisory grades being 829 (3.2 per cent.) and 9,303 (3.9 per cent.) respectively. The term "supervisory" includes all assistant foremen and higher grades and clerical and ancillary staff of approximately equivalent rank. The largest staff employed in any one of these factories is about 21,000.