HC Deb 02 March 1966 vol 725 cc300-1W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he is satisfied that Royal Ordnance factories are producing arms at a competitive price; and whether any redundancies are expected at Royal Ordnance factories.

Mr. Reynolds

Over a wide range of arms production the Royal Ordnance Factories are able to quote prices which in general are highly competitive and in many cases cannot be matched by outside contractors. The value of work to be done in the Royal Ordnance Factories will increase in 1966–67; no redundancies are expected, and except for R.O.F., Woolwich, which is closing down, additional labour is required at every factory, including R.O.F., Patricroft, in my hon. Friend's constituency.