War-Damaged Factories (Rebuilding)

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th March 1945.

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Photo of Mr Percy Jewson Mr Percy Jewson , Great Yarmouth 12:00 am, 20th March 1945

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can give an assurance that the priority given to the rebuilding of factories is such as to provide for the re-employment of men and women released from the Services.

Photo of Mr Hugh Dalton Mr Hugh Dalton , Bishop Auckland

As my hon. Friend is aware, there are many pressing claims on the building industry at the present time. But the rebuilding of war-damaged factories will have a high priority, particularly in those areas where existing factory accommodation is insufficient for the employment of the working population including those released from the Services.

Photo of Mr Edgar Granville Mr Edgar Granville , Eye

Do priorities mean that there will be a continuation of control after the war?

Photo of Mr Hugh Dalton Mr Hugh Dalton , Bishop Auckland

It is impossible to exercise a priority without a continuation of control.

Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Seaham

Will my right hon. Friend convey that information to the Prime Minister?

Photo of Mr Hugh Dalton Mr Hugh Dalton , Bishop Auckland

He is well aware of it.