HC Deb 02 July 1923 vol 166 c46

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been called to the methods of disposing of War material at the Government factory at Queen's Ferry; whether the present practice is to load it into motor lorries and send it by road to Morecambe, there to be transferred to barges and dumped into the sea; if he will explain why the material is not loaded direct on to barges on the Dee, thus saving much public money; and whether he will institute an official inquiry into the whole procedure?


The method of transport adopted for the removal of this material was decided on after the most careful consideration by a technical committee advising the Disposal and Liquidation Commission. I should be glad if my hon. Friend would see me on this matter.