Munition Production (Home Guard Training).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Supply. – in the House of Commons on 18th February 1942.

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Photo of Mr Ian Hannah Mr Ian Hannah , Wolverhampton Bilston

asked the Minister of Supply whether instructions have been given that urgent munition production comes before Home Guard training, in view of the number of hours required in the new Order?

Photo of Sir Andrew Duncan Sir Andrew Duncan , City of London

Adequate safeguards for cases of this nature are provided in the general instructions issued by the Army Council for the Home Guard.

Photo of Mr Ian Hannah Mr Ian Hannah , Wolverhampton Bilston

Are the Government aware that there are very serious doubts on various matters?

Photo of Sir Andrew Duncan Sir Andrew Duncan , City of London

No, Sir, I cannot say that I am aware of that.

Photo of Commander William King-Hall Commander William King-Hall , Ormskirk

Is the Minister aware that there is necessarily a difference in treatment in the approach to this problem in shadow factories and in private factories and that there are many anomalies which exist at the present time?

Photo of Sir Andrew Duncan Sir Andrew Duncan , City of London

No, Sir, I should have to look into that.