HC Deb 08 October 1940 vol 365 c231
21. Sir J. Lucas

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that fragments of bombs showing British origin have been picked up in this country following air raids; whether he has any statement to make on the matter; and whether he will give an assurance that no bombs of British manufacture have been sold in recent years to Germany or her Allies?

The Under-Secretary of State for Air (Captain Harold Balfour)

I have been asked to reply. The answers to the first and third parts of the Question are in the affirmative. With regard to the second part, the assumption must be that any bomb of British manufacture dropped on this country was one which came into possession of the enemy at the time of the evacuation of France by the British Forces.

Sir J. Lucas

Will the Minister make that information public?

Captain Balfour

I hope that the effect of this answer will be to make it public.