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Davra Textiles Limited

Volume 982: debated on Monday 31 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence, further to his reply to the hon. Member for South Shields, Official Report, 13 March, if he will specify the changes in the manufacturing capability of Davra Textiles Ltd. of South Shields which prompted him to review its suitability for work for his Department.

The changes in the manufacturing capability of Davra Textiles Ltd. of South Shields, referred to in the answer to the hon. Member for South Shields on 13 March, were a reduction in the size and capacity of the firm, including a reduction in the number of quality assurance personnel employed.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the categories of work for his Department which Davra Textiles Ltd. of South Shields was assessed to undertake.

Davra Textiles Ltd. of South Shields was assessed, in agreement with the firm, as suitable for manufacture of the following garments:

  • Hospital protective clothing (non-specialised)
  • Food handlers' clothing
  • Collars
  • Women's dresses
  • Women's lightweight skirts.