HC Deb 30 May 1962 vol 660 cc121-2W
10. Mr. Mayhew

asked the Secretary of State for War what are the reasons for the temporary underemployment of fitters at the Royal Ordnance Factory, Woolwich; and what steps he is taking to procure increased repair and recovery work for the Royal Ordnance Factory during the next six months.

Mr. Profumo

There has recently been insufficient suitable work at this factory to keep all the fitters fully employed. No increase in the present level of repair and recovery work is expected in the near future, and I regret that a redundancy of 11 men must now be declared.