Mr. ANGUS MacINNIS (Vancouver East):
I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Munitions and Supply. I am informed that twenty-six men, employees of the Allied Brass company, in Montreal, have been laid off because of lack of work. I am informed that the Allied Brass company is a government-owned plant operated on a
managerial fee basis by the Canada Wire and Cable company of Montreal. It manufactures brass caps for shells. Can the minister tell the house the reason for this lay-off? Is it because of a shortage of materials, or because it is considered that we have all the shell caps that are needed?
Subtopic: LAY-OFF OF EMPLOYEES OF ALLIED BRASS COMPANY, MONTREAL