HC Deb 29 May 1940 vol 361 c554W
Sir J. Lucas

asked the Secretary of State for War whether donors of 12-bore cartridges, in response to the wireless appeal, will receive priority in the event of a continued shortage of such ammunition should it be necessary for them to replenish their own supplies in order to keep down rabbits and vermin, or for food production purposes; and whether he will make it clear that the gift or surrender is unconditional, should this be the case?

Mr. Eden

Gifts of 12-bore cartridges must be unconditional, and it is not expected that such cartridges should be offered if they are required for other essential purposes.

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