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Oilwell Drills

Volume 436: debated on Monday 28 April 1947

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asked the Minister of Supply what steps he is taking to ensure that Woolwich Arsenal adopts the latest and best methods of manufacture of equipment for the British Oilfield Equipment Company; how does he intend to insure that this British Government product is in no way inferior to competitive British or United States equipment; and if he is satisfied that Woolwich Arsenal is not learning to make equipment which is already obsolescent.

The responsibility of my Department is to meet the specification ordered, and not to design the equipment. I am satisfied that we are using the best method of manufacture and I have no reason to believe that the equipment is inferior or obsolescent.