HC Deb 28 May 1946 vol 423 cc167-8W
125. Mr. McKinlay

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware of the existence of several ammunition dumps in the Gartocharn and Croftamil areas of the county of Dumbarton; and when it is proposed to have them removed.

Mr. Lawson

I am aware that there is a field storage depot for ammunition and explosives in this area. Every effort is being made to dispose of the large quantities of surplus ammunition in this country as quickly- as the shortage of manpower and the necessity for adequate safety precautions allow, but I am afraid that it will be a considerable time before all the ammunition held at this depot can be disposed of.