§ Mr. Pentland
asked the Minister of Supply to what extent the level of employment is assured in the Birtley, 106W County Durham, Royal Ordnance Factory; and what are the prospects for the future.
§ Mr. Aubrey Jones
Although the future of employment at any factory depends on the level of orders, which is not entirely predictable, I feel reasonably confident that we shall be able to maintain stable employment at R.O.F. Birtley for some time to come.