HC Deb 20 November 1946 vol 430 c117W
89. Mr. Birch

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster why orders have been given to dismantle cement factories in the British zone in Germany.

Mr. J. Hynd

No such orders have been given although, as a result of a quadripartite decision to reduce the capacity of the German cement industry, 27 plants in the British zone have been declared surplus to the needs of the peacetime German economy and available as reparations. So far the valuation of these plants is the only step which has been approved.

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