HC Deb 13 April 1943 vol 388 c1039
17. Mr. Loftus

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is now in a position to report the result of the scrutiny made during recent weeks by the Army authorities into the amount of iron and steel material utilised formerly for anti-tank devices in defence schemes now obsolete and therefore available for scrap?

Sir J. Grigg

The scrutiny referred to has now been practically completed, and it is already clear that a considerable quantity of this material can be made available for other war purposes.

Mr. Loftus

Could my right hon. Friend give any indication of the quantity of metal secured as a result of this scrutiny and say when the scrutiny will be completed?

Sir J. Grigg

I have not any figures as to the weight of scrap secured. The scrutiny has already been practically completed.