I was being a bit "tongue in cheek ", Rohan . But I do think the shortage of skilled workmen in the British motorcycle industry was a bit endemic at this time ! I think it was in Len Mosely's book about Velocette, that he said soon as they had trained a lad up to a proficient standard, they went to higher paying jobs in the car industry ! I also think this was related to certain quality control issues, too, and outdated factory layouts weren't conducive to volume production which was the aim . After a rather complicated factory layout at Plumstead, Norton's facilities at Wolverhampton and Andover were a bit scattered !