§ 72. Mr. G. Thomas
asked the Minister of Supply what contracts with Llandaff North Engineering Company have been cancelled by his Department; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. W. J. Taylor
This company manages and operates a Ministry of Supply central motor transport repair depot at Cardiff, and has given formal notice to terminate its contract for these services because of substantial reductions in the number of vehicles to be repaired for the Armed Forces. Since it is no longer possible to provide an economical load of suitable work, we do not propose to seek an alternative contractor for this depot, which will be closed. My right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour has been informed, and the premises, which are the property of the Ministry of Supply, will be offered for other uses.