HC Deb 07 October 1942 vol 383 cc1216-7
7. Mr. Bossom

asked the Minister of Supply how many tons of the iron railings collected by his Ministry have been used for making munitions; and how many tons still remain on the collection dumps?

Sir A. Duncan

Over 250,000 tons of railings have been consigned to the works producing iron and steel, while about 73,000 tons remain on the reserve dumps. These are constantly being called upon. The entire output of iron and steel is used to meet essential war-time requirements.

Mr. Bossom

Is there any special difficulty in using this railing iron?

Sir A. Duncan

Yes, Sir, it is found that certain preparation has to be done upon it, and it is being done at the dumps.

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