Belisha Beacons.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance. – in the House of Commons on 3rd February 1942.

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Photo of Mr William Thorne Mr William Thorne , West Ham Plaistow

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works and Buildings when he intends to pull down the 70,000 iron Belisha Beacon poles; to what use he intends putting the globes; and what will be the total weight that can be melted down?

Photo of Mr George Hicks Mr George Hicks , Woolwich East

The total amount of iron recoverable from the poles and metal globes is approximately 1,000 tons and it would be comparatively costly to collect. So long, therefore, as other scrap is more readily obtainable it is not proposed to pull down these beacons.