HC Deb 28 April 1958 vol 587 c2W
17. Mr. Ross

asked the Minister of Supply if he will make a statement on the future of his Department's factory at Bowhouse, Hurlford, Ayrshire.

Mr. Aubrey Jones

Except for some work on the breakdown of bombs for scrap, this agency factory has for some time past been on care and maintenance. Since there is no foreseeable prospect of any requirements which would need this specialised capacity, the recovery work is being transferred to the Royal Ordnance Factory, Bishopton, and the Bow-house factory will be closed. My right hon. Friends the Minister of Labour and the Secretary of State for Scotland have been informed and the premises will be offered for other uses.