HC Deb 26 January 1948 vol 446 c96W
117. Mr. Joynson-Hicks

asked the Minister of Supply how many men were employed at the R.O.F. factory at Euxton in December, 1945, and December, 1947, respectively; what the factory was producing at each period; and whether the factory capacity is now in maximum production.

Mr. J. Jones

Five thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven men were employed at the Royal Ordnance Factory, Chorley, in December, 1945, and 3,333 in December, 1947. In 1945 the factory was mainly engaged on filling projectiles and the recovery of material from breaking down surplus stores. In 1947 it was also engaged on work on clothing, prefabricated concrete rural houses, pre-stressed concrete railway sleepers and special packing of Service and Ministry of Supply stores. The ammunition filling capacity is not fully employed, but alternative work is being undertaken to the fullest extent that materials allow.