HC Deb 20 November 1946 vol 430 c118W
91. Mr. Birch

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster why it has been decided to dismantle part of the plant of Messrs. Matthes and Weber, soda manufacturers of Duisberg.

92. Mr. Molson

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether it is proposed to dismantle and export as reparations the factory of Matthes and Weber of Duisberg which produces soda for the manufacture of soap.

Mr. J. Hynd

The German chemical industry is to be restricted under the present level of industry plan and this factory, which has been declared available for reparations, is on the list of those eventually to be dismantled and removed. It is, however, at present being maintained in production in view of difficulty in fully utilising other soda manufacturing plant in Germany.