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Standard Telephone Company, Newport

Volume 416: debated on Monday 19 November 1945

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asked the President of the Board of Trade the terms and conditions under which the Standard Telephone Company have acquired the Royal Ordnance factory at Newport; the date on which the agreement comes into operation; how many men, women and young people they propose to employ; and whether he is satisfied that all workers who have been, or will be, found redundant will be offered suitable work elsewhere before Christmas.

The standard terms of Government lease apply to this case. The company are now taking possession of the factory as Government war contracts are withdrawn and will employ ultimately about 1,500 people. The workers no longer required at the Royal Ordnance factory are being rapidly absorbed in the area where the prospects of employment are good.