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Railway Workshops (Defence Orders)

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 9 April 1952

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asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the necessity for railway workshops to give the greatest possible assistance to the rearmament drive, and the confused circumstances that appear to arise through the provisions of Section 2 (ii) (iii) of the Transport Act, 1947, he will introduce legislation abolishing that subsection completely.

As authority for rearmament contracts to be undertaken in railway workshops can be, and has in fact in one instance been, given by a Direction issued by a competent authority under Defence Regulation 55 (2A), the amendment suggested by my hon. and gallant Friend does not seem necessary.