Midlands Factory.

Oral Answers to Questions — Aircraft Production. – in the House of Commons on 4th February 1942.

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Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

asked the Minister of Aircraft Production whether he will consider the advisability of instituting an inquiry into the present state of an aircraft factory in the Midlands, particulars of of which have been supplied to him?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel John Moore-Brabazon Lieut-Colonel John Moore-Brabazon , Wallasey

Apart from a minor question of the labour complement, I am not aware of anything in the factory referred to which calls for a special inquiry, but if the hon. Member will let me have particulars of what he has in mind, I will have the matter looked into.

Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

Is my right hon. and gallant Friend really not aware of the dissatisfaction inside and outside these works about the state of organisation there? Has it not been brought to his attention many times, and will he have an efficient investigation made into the situation?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel John Moore-Brabazon Lieut-Colonel John Moore-Brabazon , Wallasey

I will certainly have an investigation. I know this factory, and I am not so dissatisfied as all that. It is going through growing pains and a great deal of improvement can be effected, but on the whole it is producing a good lot of work.

Photo of Sir John Mellor Sir John Mellor , Tamworth

Is my right hon. and gallant Friend aware that the workers in this factory consider their time is being unnecessarily wasted?