HC Deb 15 June 1964 vol 696 c144W
Mr. Pentland

asked the Secretary of State for Defence, in view of the fact that a number of employees at the Royal Ordnance Factory, Birtley, County Durham, have been notified that their services are to be terminated, if, in view of the lack of employment opportunities in the Chester-le-Street area, he will direct further work to this factory in order to retain in employment the workers now threatened with redundancy.

Mr. Kirk

Over the past few months efforts have been made to place more work with Royal Ordnance Factory, Birtley, and a further large order will be placed shortly which will enable the factory to avoid any further discharges for the time being.