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Royal Air Force (Speke Factory)

Volume 320: debated on Thursday 18 February 1937

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air if he can now furnish a full statement in regard to taking over the site on the Speke estate, the type of labour required, and when; and what steps, if any, has he taken to notify the Ministry of Labour what categories of labour he will require on Merseyside?

Satisfactory arrangements have been made with the Corporation of Liverpool for the acquisition of a site adjoining Speke aerodrome. The contract for the erection of the airframe factory has been let and the work was begun on the 15th instant. A variety of types of labour will be required, including draughtsmen, general office staff, machine hands, erectors, painters and electricians. As regards the last part of the question, discussion of labour requirements has already taken place with the Ministry of Labour, and action has been taken to notify requirements to the appropriate Labour Exchange.