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New Factory (Materials)

Volume 360: debated on Thursday 9 May 1940

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asked the Minister of Supply whether he is aware that the Government are to build a large factory in Yorkshire; and whether, as there are in West Yorkshire some firm's who make better bricks than are made in other parts of the country and to avoid long-distance transport by road or rail and to provide employment locally, he will see that all the requirements in bricks and stone for this factory are obtained in the county of York?

The factory to which the hon. Member refers is being constructed for this Ministry by the Office of Works, and that Department is responsible for matters such as that referred to by the hon. Member. The Office of Works ask me to say that the matter is primarily one for the contractor to be appointed, but he will be informed that, subject to such factors as suitability and price, he should utilise local products to the fullest possible extent.