HC Deb 10 February 1947 vol 433 cc13-4W
81. Mr. Turton

asked the Minister of Supply what is now the number of persons employed at the Royal Ordnance Depot at Melmerby, Yorkshire; the weekly cost of keeping the depot open; and what amount

Firm. Location. Nature of Scheme.
W. A. Baker & Co. Ltd. Newport, Mon. Extension to foundry producing grey iron castings.
Firth Vickers Stainless Steels, Ltd. Sheffield New hot and cold mills.
J. J. Habershon & Sons, Ltd. Rotherham, Yorks. Extension to premises.
Lancashire Steel Corporation Warrington, Lancs. Alterations to gas system.
John Lysaght Scunthorpe, Lincs. Reconstruction of blast furnaces.
John Lysaght Scunthorpe, Lincs. New melting shop, slabbing mill, billetmill, bar and rod mill.
L. H. Newton & Co. Birmingham Reinstatement of premises producing turned parts.
Round Oak Steelworks* Brierley Hill, Staffs. New melting shop and cogging mill.
Sheepbridge Coal & Iron Co., Ltd. Chesterfield, Derbys. Installation of two second-hand boilers.
Richard Thomas & Baldwins Ebbw Vale, Mon New blast stoves.
United Wire Works (Birmingham) Ltd. Birmingham Extension of non-ferrous rod and wire capacity.
* According to the latest available information, work has commenced on this scheme only. In addition, the Board has approved 70 schemes each under £50,000 in value.

of traffic is received and dispatched per week from this depot.

Mr. Wilmot

Sixty-eight persons are employed at this depot, which costs us £357 a week to run. The amount of traffic received and dsspatched averages 150 tons a week.