Woolwich Arsenal (Losses of Stores)

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Supply – in the House of Commons on 18th November 1942.

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Photo of Mr Henry Brooke Mr Henry Brooke , Lewisham West

asked the Minister of Supply what has been the total estimated value of, stores lost from Woolwich Arsenal through pilfering or negligence during the past three years, excluding losses by enemy action?

Photo of Sir Andrew Duncan Sir Andrew Duncan , City of London

Stores to the estimated value of £300 were lost through pilfering or negligence at the Royal Ordnance factories at Woolwich Arsenal during the three years ended 31st March last. Since that date further deficiences of stores have been revealed, but the precise figure has not yet been ascertained. The matter is being energetically pursued, and a number of prosecutions have already taken place.