§ 75. Mr. HAYDN JONES
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions what is the total sum of money expended on the maintenance, guarding, and hauling, etc., of material at His Majesty's factory, Penrhyndraeth, since the date upon which the manufacture of explosives ceased; and what sums of money have been realised by the sale of explosives, of plant, and of stores and material respectively?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of MUNITIONS (Mr. James Hope)
The expenditure on maintenance, etc., at Penrhyndeudraeth has been £6,406, and the receipts £26,097.
§ 76. Mr. H. JONES
asked whether, on the sale of 900 out of the total of 1,000 tons of explosives stored at Dinas Mawddwy, the purchaser was required to remove the explosives within any stated period of time; and if any stipulation was made that he should contribute towards the cost of storage and guarding the magazine during the period occupied in clearing the purchased explosives?
§ Mr. HOPE
Under the terms of the contract, delivery is to be made f.o.b. 1896 Bristol during the year 1920, and, as I stated in the reply to my hon. Friend on the 26th ultimo, the material will be removed from the store at Dinas Mawddwy as quickly as transport and handling facilities allow. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative. I should add that the monthly expenditure on this magazine is £61, and that the 900 tons have been sold for £45,000.