HC Deb 20 January 1942 vol 377 c237W
Mr. Martin

asked the Secretary of State for War what was the extent of war material, particularly of oil left undestroyed, on the Kowloon peninsula on its abandonment by British forces?

Sir E. Grigg

All war material was so far as possible destroyed before British troops were withdrawn from the Kowloon peninsula. In particular, extensive demolitions were carried out at the Kowloon dockyard and at Kai Tak Royal Air Force station. It was unfortunately impossible to destroy one oil installation owing to its proximity to a large civil hospital; but all the rest were destroyed.