§ Mr. Woodnutt
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will name the
Manufacturer Type of Machine Forges Usines et Fonderies de Gilly … … Horizontal Boring Machine Société Genevoise D'Instruments de Physique … Tape Controlled Jig Boring and Milling Machine Salomé Freres … … 3 Profile Lathes Programme Controlled Multi-tool and Copying Lathe Dixi SA … … Horizontal Jig Boring Machine Fritz Studer Ltd. … … Template Milling Machine Ikegai Japan … Lathe Akuma Lathe Friedrich Deckel … … 3 Universal Milling Machines Aciera SA … … 5 Universal Milling Machines Jig Boring and Drilling Machine Henri Hauser Ltd. … … Pivot Grinding Machine 2 Profiling Machines Multi-Spindle Drilling and Tapping Machine S.A. Joseph Petermann … … Cam Slotting Machine Agathon Ltd. … … Centreless Grinding Machine Kummer Freres SA … … Plate Turning Machine Leon Huré Cie … … Universal Milling Machine Swivel Head Milling Machine Heid Aktiengesellschaft … … Universal and Copy Lathe George Fischer Ltd. … … Copying Lathe Kearney & Trecker Corporation … … 3 Numerically Controlled Machining Centres De Vleig Machine Co. … … Precision Tool Grinding Machine
§ Mr. Woodnutt
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the type and function of each of the 34 machine tools ordered for Royal Ordnance Factories from overseas manufacturers during the current year; which orders were placed as a result of competitive tendering; and which were placed because no suitable British machine tools were available.
§ Mr. Ennals
Orders for the following 25 machines were placed as the result of competitive tendering:
Country of Origin Type and Function of Machine Switzerland Pivot Grinding Machine Switzerland Jig Boring and Drilling Machine Switzerland 4 Universal Milling Machines Switzerland 2 Profiling Machines Switzerland Centreless Grinding Machine Switzerland Cam Slotting Machine Switzerland Plate Turning Machine Switzerland Copying Lathe Switzerland Horizontal Jig Boring Machine Switzerland Template Milling Machine Switzerland Universal Milling Machine France Programme controlled multi-tool and copying lathe France 3 Profile Lathes Germany 2 Universal Milling Machines Germany Universal Milling machine with spiral milling capacity Belgium Horizontal Boring Machine Japan 2 Lathes
foreign suppliers from whom 34 machine tools costing £480,000 were ordered for Royal Ordnance Factories during the current year; and what types of machines were ordered from each.
§ Mr. Ennals
Following is the information:
Orders for the following 9 machines were placed competitive tendering because no other suitable machine tool was available.
Country of Origin Type and Function of Machine Switzerland Multi-spindle Drilling and Tapping Machine Switzerland Tape Controlled Jig Boring and Milling Machine France Universal Milling Machine France Swivel Head Milling Machine Austria Universal and Copy Lathe U.S.A. 3 Numerically controlled Machining Centres U.S.A. Precision Tool Grinding Machine