HC Deb 10 May 1962 vol 659 cc74-6W
Mr. I. Davies

asked the Secretary of State for War what inquiries he is making into the explanation of the presence of the high explosive shells which have been found on Llnmadoc beach on the Gower coast; and, in view of the danger arising, if he will make a statement.

Mr. Profumo

I have received a preliminary report. These unexploded shells are the residue of a war-time range. Some are mustard gas shells and others are high explosives. They have been brought ashore by the abnormally strong gales and tides of last winter. Immediate steps have been taken, with the agreement of the owner of the property, to cordon the whole area, and fences and warning signs have been erected, and wardens are patrolling.

Urgent action will be taken to clear the area and destroy all shells, but this may take some time.