Ordnance Factories (Redundant Workers)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd July 1957.

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Photo of Mr Iain Macleod Mr Iain Macleod , Enfield West 12:00 am, 3rd July 1957

Redundancies announced from the Royal Ordnance factories during the past twelve months affected 3,997 full-time and 350 part-time workers. Discharges became or will become effective at a number of dates between October, 1956, and the end of July, 1957. I am in close consultation with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Supply about future redundancies, but until a final decision is taken about factories to be closed or reduced in size, it is not possible to say what are the prospects of placing in employment the workers who will be affected.