§ 16. Mr. Thomas Reid
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if there are now any workshops in the Ruhr making armaments, or capable of making them.
§ Mr. Bevin
There are no workshops in the Ruhr making armaments of any kind. With regard to the second part of the Question, it is technically possible, of course, to manufacture certain types of armaments in ordinary engineering workshops, but it is one of the first purposes of the Occupation to prevent the manufacture of armaments by the Germans. 370 All jigs and special tools for the manufacture of armaments have, therefore, been destroyed, and the destruction of machines specially designed for the manufacture of armaments is virtually complete also.