HC Deb 01 November 1949 vol 469 c27W
81. Sir C. Edwards

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the persons employed at the Grenfell factory, Aberbargoed, Monmouthshire, have been given notice and the place closed; and what is the reason for this and also the possibilities of its restarting.

Mr. J. Edwards

Yes. I am aware that production in this factory has unfortunately ceased and most of the persons employed have been given notice. The occupiers have informed me that they have finally taken this decision in view of the leaking of rain through the roof and because they consider the heating boiler equipment to be inadequate. I am in touch with the firm but am not in a position today to comment on the possibilities of the factory restarting.