asked the Minister of Supply how many cases he has had reported to him for action of employers or managers of factories engaged on essential war Work whose methods have led to a slowing-down of the war effort; how many prosecutions have been initiated, and with what results?
Complaints in respect of the management of factories have been received from time to time from various quarters. They are at once investigated and where necessary the management is changed or strengthened. No sufficient grounds for prosecution have been disclosed in these cases. In many cases change of management has been voluntarily effected as a result of our suggestions and in several cases we have for one reason or another put in authorised controllers.