HC Deb 13 April 1943 vol 388 cc1039-40
18. Mr. Bellenger

asked the Secretary of State for War whether minesweeping tanks have been used in the recent operations in Tunisia?

Sir J. Grigg

Devices of many kinds were used to deal with mines, but I am sure my hon. Friend will not wish me to go into details.

Mr. Bellenger

I do not want the right hon. Gentleman to give any information which would be against the public interest, but I should like to ask whether he does not consider that the use of this weapon would have the effect of saving a considerable number of lives, and is this matter well in mind, particularly at the time when we are to open a second front?

Sir J. Grigg

I think the hon. Member can assume that we shall think of that just as quickly as he.

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