HC Deb 13 March 1950 vol 472 cc32-3W
93. Mr. Manuel

asked the Minister of Supply what plans he has for the maintenance of full employment at the Royal Ordnance Factory at Irvine.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

The level of employment at this factory is determined by the requirements of the Services. The plant is specialised and is not adaptable to other work.

94. Mr. Osborne

asked the Minister of Supply how many workers have been dismissed from Government Ordnance Factories in the last 12 months; and how many are now under notice.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

During the 12 months ended 25th February, 2,940 workers were discharged as redundant from the Royal Ordnance Factories, 559 were then under notice of discharge.