HC Deb 30 November 1948 vol 458 c169W
Dr. Segal

asked the Secretary of State for War what were the original port installations at Akaba and the cost of building them; and for what sum were they disposed of.

Mr. Shinwell

The installations at Akaba, which were erected for the most part during the 1914–18 war, consisted of jetties, hutting, single-line track and a quantity of machinery and plant. A military lighter wharf and two transit sheds were completed during the recent war. It is estimated that the installations originally cost approximately £500,000. It would be contrary to practice to disclose the price for which they were sold.

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