HC Deb 08 February 1951 vol 483 c244W
134. Sir W. Darling

asked the Minister of Supply if he is satisfied that the factory equipment in Scotland is adequate for the rearmament programme without the necessity of labour transfer.

Mr. J. Freeman

In one or two cases factory space is being expanded and additional plant installed, but in general I have no reason to think that firms in Scotland with whom rearmament orders are being placed cannot undertake the work with their existing equipment. There will be some movement of labour between firms, but it seems unlikely that any considerable transfer will be involved for the time being.