HC Deb 07 November 1950 vol 480 cc744-5
10. Mr. Low

asked The Secretary of State for War how much damage was done to the 3.7 inch heavy anti-aircraft gun which fell from a great height in the Shot Tower on the Festival of Britain site; and what was the purpose of putting this gun into this position.

Mr. Strachey

It was not the gun itself which was hoisted, but the mounting, which it was intended to use to mount a radio telescope. The mounting must be written off. Another mounting has now been hoisted into position.

Mr. Low

Does the Minister mean that no damage was done to an anti-aircraft gun?

Mr. Strachey

It was the mounting of a gun, not the gun itself.

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