HC Deb 21 October 1946 vol 427 c279W
31. Mr. A. Edwards

asked the Minister of Supply to what extent radio equipment manufactured during the war has been destroyed; and what amount is still available for civilian use.

Mr. Wilmot

Large quantities have been and are being released for civilian use, and only equipment unsuitable for civilian purposes has been destroyed.

Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Supply how many radio sets were dumped in a disused pit shaft at Commonside, Cheadle, Staffordshire; what was their value; how many have been disposed of; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Mr. Wilmot

Approximately 3,600 receivers and 5,700 transmitter-receivers have been dumped in disused pit shafts at Commonside, since they were unserviceable and not economically repairable and their value for civilian purposes was negligible.