Oral Answers to Questions — Scrap Metal Collection.

– in the House of Commons on 18th February 1942.

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Photo of Sir Patrick Donner Sir Patrick Donner , Basingstoke

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works and Buildings why the disused light steel railway-metals, estimated at approximately 40 tons in weight, have not been collected from the old lime kiln at Old Burgclere, in the rural district of Kings-clere and Whitchurch, in the county of Southampton; and whether it is proposed to take any action in the matter, in view of the fact that this scrap-metal has been, since May last, the subject of correspondence between the Ministry of Supply and the local authority?

Photo of Mr George Hicks Mr George Hicks , Woolwich East

The owners of the railway metals at Old Burgclere have maintained that the rails provide a reserve for the requirements of other works which are in production and thereby save the purchase of new material. The extent to which it is justifiable to hold this reserve is now being investigated by this Ministry.