HC Deb 18 August 1919 vol 119 cc1953-4W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the War Office have a stock of barbed wire in America which is useless for civilian purposes and will eventually have to be scrapped; whether heavy charges for storing and guarding this material are being paid; and, if so, how much per month?


I have been asked to answer this question. The British Mission in the United States of America have about 11,270 tons of barbed wire. This material is not useless and will, in fact, be sold in the course of the next few days. The charges for storage and guarding have been at the rate of one dollar per ton per month.