Aintree Munition Factory (Discharges).

Oral Answers to Questions — Army of Occupation – in the House of Commons on 18 March 1919.

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Photo of Mr James Bell Mr James Bell , Ormskirk


asked the Secretary of State for War whether the Army Ordnance Corps have taken over the munition factory at Aintree for use as a store, and that men who have been employed there during the War are being discharged and their places filled by ex-soldiers; whether many of these are voluntarily attested men, who were employed on munitions in preference to being taken into the Army; and whether he will reconsider these discharges and retain the men in employment at the factory where they have been employed so long?

Captain GUEST:

The Royal Army Ordnance Corps took over the munition factory at Aintree as a store depot on the 1st instant, when such of the employés previously employed there by the Ministry of Munitions, as were required by the Royal Army Ordnance Corps were reengaged. Nine of such employés have been replaced by ex-soldiers, and temporarily re-engaged by the Ministry of Munitions under circumstances regarding which the National Amalgamated Union of Labour have expressed themselves completely satisfied.