HC Deb 09 April 1952 vol 498 cc241-2W
Major Markham

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the necessity for railway workshops to give the greatest possible assistance to the rearmament drive, and the confused circumstances that appear to arise through the provisions of Section 2 (ii) (iii) of the Transport Act, 1947, he will introduce legislation abolishing that subsection completely.

Mr. Maclay

As authority for rearmament contracts to be undertaken in railway workshops can be, and has in fact in one instance been, given by a Direction issued by a competent authority under Defence Regulation 55 (2A), the amendment suggested by my hon. and gallant Friend does not seem necessary.