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Ordnance Factories

Volume 437: debated on Thursday 22 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Supply to what extent Royal Ordnance factories have suffered reductions in supplies of steel in various forms; and on what basis have these reductions been made.

The Royal Ordnance factories receive authorisations to acquire steel from those who place orders with them and are therefore in exactly the same position as industry in general.

asked the Minister of Supply what percentage of solid fuel has been allocated to Royal Ordnance factories during the period of restriction.

The Royal Ordnance factories are subject to the same allocation scheme as industry in general.

asked the Minister of Supply the present cost of the aluminium houses manufactured at royal ordnance factories.

asked the Minister of Supply what has been the total value of civilian goods produced in the last 12 months by Royal Ordnance factories in the following categories: components and fittings for houses, clothing, components for locomotives and railway wagons, mining machinery, hosiery machinery, woodworking machinery, concrete sections for houses, and concrete railway sleepers.

asked the Minister of Supply if he will give a list of existing Royal Ordnance factories, specifying which of them are now engaged on manufacturing civilian goods.

The following is a list of existing Royal Ordnance factories: Birtley, Bishopton, Blackburn, Bridgwater, Cardiff, Chorley, Dalmuir, Drigg, Enfield, Fazakerley, Glascoed, Irvine, Leeds, Maltby, Nottingham, Patricroft, Pembrey Poole, Radway Green, Swynnerton, Wigan, Woolwich. There is some civil work at all of them.