HC Deb 04 April 1963 vol 675 cc61-2W
Mr. Currie

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will, whenever possible, allocate to the Royal Electrical and Mechnical Engineers workshop at Kinnegar, Holywood, County Down, additional work of maintenance of War Department equipment, with a view to assisting in the reduction of unemployment in that area.

Mr. Profumo

The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers workshop at Kinnegar serves the whole of Northern Ireland Command. I regret that the cost of moving equipment and stores from the rest of the United Kingdom to Northern Ireland for repair there and then back again would not be justified, particularly as adequate facilities already exist in the other Commands of the United Kingdom.