HC Deb 19 February 1919 vol 112 cc941-2
81. Mr. SHORT

asked the Minister of Munitions whether the National Fuse Factory, Tipton, Staffordshire, has been sold; if so, who were the purchasers and what was the price paid; and whether he can state the cost to the State of the erection and equipment of the factory?


The factory referred to has not yet been sold, but negotiations are proceeding with the firm on whose land the factory was built. This firm were under an obligation to purchase at the end of the War. The estimated cost of the buildings and equipment was £390,146. The actual figures are now under investigation.

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