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Orders of the Day — Supply. (10 Jul 1941)

Lieut-Colonel John Moore-Brabazon: I was going to deal with that matter a little later. One of the points made was that piecework was being paid in astronomical figures. I can only say that the original rates were fixed before there was enough knowledge, perhaps, and they sometimes do rise to very high figures. In order to readjust the position certain machinery has to be used. I would not like to change them without operating...

Orders of the Day — Supply. (10 Jul 1941)

Lieut-Colonel John Moore-Brabazon: That depends on very special circumstances. Of course, the alteration of jigs may diminish the time which the machine takes to make, and consequently a reduction in price would be justified. Then there is the hon. Member for Mossley, whose speeches always amuse us. We always enjoy them, because they are founded on such knowledge. I do not suppose that anyone knows so much about so many...

Orders of the Day — Supply. (10 Jul 1941)

Lieut-Colonel John Moore-Brabazon: We shall have to check the OFFICIAL REPORT afterwards. The gravamen of his complaint is that when an aeroplane is designed there is nobody there to see that it can be easily manufactured. He quoted the Corps of Naval Architects, who can check new designs. In the building of ships it is not really a question, very often, of mass production, but in aircraft construction it is, or should be...

Orders of the Day — Supply. (10 Jul 1941)

Lieut-Colonel John Moore-Brabazon: All these things go together, of course. We have a pressurised cabin from the point of view of general health. I have not said that I have produced 150 per cent, more than what was done last March— come Michaelmas Day. That sort of thing always used to annoy me, and it meant nothing at all. When I was a private Member, when the war started, I had in my own mind a sort of datum figure of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Aircraft Production (Spare Parts). ( 9 Jul 1941)

Lieut-Colonel John Moore-Brabazon: Spare parts for aircraft are ordered separately on an entirely different delivery schedule from the aeroplane. They are not required to be delivered concurrently with the aeroplane nor are they delivered to the same destination. It is, therefore, impracticable to adopt production statistics in the form mentioned in the Question, and I must apologise to my hon. Friend for any misunderstanding...

Oral Answers to Questions — Aircraft Production (Spare Parts). ( 9 Jul 1941)

Lieut-Colonel John Moore-Brabazon: Yes, Sir.

Oral Answers to Questions — Aircraft Production.: Co-Operation with United States. ( 2 Jul 1941)

Lieut-Colonel John Moore-Brabazon: Yes, Sir. Except that I would like to see greatly increased facilities for transatlantic air transport, I am fully satisfied that the arrangements which are in operation, or in train, will completely meet the points which my hon. Friend has in mind. As regards the third and fourth parts of the Question in particular, information deriving from the operational experiences of the R.A.F. and from...

Oral Answers to Questions — Aircraft Production.: Co-Operation with United States. ( 2 Jul 1941)

Lieut-Colonel John Moore-Brabazon: That point does not arise out of the Question.

Oral Answers to Questions — Aircraft Production.: Assistance to Russia. ( 2 Jul 1941)

Lieut-Colonel John Moore-Brabazon: Yes, Sir. Detailed arrangements have not yet been made but every assistance will be rendered to the Soviet Union in accordance with the general policy of the Government, as outlined by my right hon. Friends the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.

Oral Answers to Questions — Aircraft Production.: Assistance to Russia. ( 2 Jul 1941)

Lieut-Colonel John Moore-Brabazon: We have not got as far as that yet. Of course, we have to be reciprocal. We should like to know what is going on there just as much as they would like to know what is going on here.

Oral Answers to Questions — Aircraft Production.: Factories. ( 2 Jul 1941)

Lieut-Colonel John Moore-Brabazon: I have made inquiries, and I am satisfied that there is no evidence whatever to support the allegations of fifth column activities in the factory to which my hon. Friend refers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Aircraft Production.: Factories. ( 2 Jul 1941)

Lieut-Colonel John Moore-Brabazon: As my hon. Friend no doubt realises, I was very unhappy at what he told me. The matter was investigated very thoroughly by myself, with the police. The gentleman who complained was somewhat temperamental, and I could not find any substance in his complaint.

Oral Answers to Questions — Aircraft Production.: Factories. ( 2 Jul 1941)

Lieut-Colonel John Moore-Brabazon: Oh yes, certainly.

Oral Answers to Questions — Aircraft Production.: Factories. ( 2 Jul 1941)

Lieut-Colonel John Moore-Brabazon: The efficiency of factory management is under constant observation and I do not consider that any special investigation is necessary. My hon. Friend is under a misapprehension in supposing that aircraft contracts are normally placed on a cost-plus-percentage basis; on the contrary, every effort is made to secure fixed prices and thus to give an incentive to efficiency.

Oral Answers to Questions — Aircraft Production.: Factories. ( 2 Jul 1941)

Lieut-Colonel John Moore-Brabazon: It all depends upon the work. For odd jobs, the particulars in the Question may be correct, but for contracts for a series of machines there is a fixed price.

Oral Answers to Questions — Aircraft Production.: Factories. ( 2 Jul 1941)

Lieut-Colonel John Moore-Brabazon: They are being abolished.

Oral Answers to Questions — Aircraft Production.: Workers (Discharge). ( 2 Jul 1941)

Lieut-Colonel John Moore-Brabazon: While the total number of persons in, and the output of, the aircraft industry continues to increase, it is true that, as a result of developing methods of production and the introduction of women labour, there are, in some aircraft factories, men who are, or who will become, available for alternative employment. Actual discharges are made only with the permission of a national service...

Oral Answers to Questions — Aircraft Production.: Workers (Discharge). ( 2 Jul 1941)

Lieut-Colonel John Moore-Brabazon: I am making arrangements for explanations to be given to the men, but it is sometimes a little difficult to do so. If we were able to go on with a perfectly plain programme, all would be well, but sometimes machines are stopped because they are not operationally required

Oral Answers to Questions — Air Transport Auxiliary Service. ( 2 Jul 1941)

Lieut-Colonel John Moore-Brabazon: I presume my hon. Friend refers to the Air Transport Auxiliary Service. If this is so. the answer is "No."

Oral Answers to Questions — Air Transport Auxiliary Service. ( 2 Jul 1941)

Lieut-Colonel John Moore-Brabazon: It is quite a different organisation. It comprises pilots who are operationally unfit. It is a great relief to the Royal Air Force that we can employ pilots on this work who cannot be employed by the R.A.F.


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